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Dive knife, Shears, Rescue hook or Trilobite for self rescue?

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I may give this Spyderco ‘Ark’ neck knife a try as a vest knife. I prefer a sharp tip, and the H-1 steel is hard to beat in the salt.55E8E91A-3A73-4566-9BC3-1C20266EB41D.jpeg.7224b7fcaf7548ad8c051270700d4ab2.jpeg

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Just now, cheech said:

I may give this Spyderco ‘Ark’ neck knife a try as a vest knife. I prefer a sharp tip, and the H-1 steel is hard to beat in the salt.55E8E91A-3A73-4566-9BC3-1C20266EB41D.jpeg.7224b7fcaf7548ad8c051270700d4ab2.jpeg

Looks like a nice knife. Maybe a good bait knife that is portable. 

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This knife can work on a vest. The knife is small, but the design makes for good purchase and control. It’s sharp, and the Japanese H-1 steel is rustproof. The sheath clicks loud and holds it fast. 

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20 hours ago, LSP552 said:

I kinda want one of these.  Spyderco Enough Salt

 

 

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I'm with you.  Unfortunately, I just lost another Spyderco Dragonfly Salt in the ocean so I kind of want to replace that first.  I'd also like to know how well this sheath retains the knife.

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17 mins ago, atv223 said:

I'm with you.  Unfortunately, I just lost another Spyderco Dragonfly Salt in the ocean so I kind of want to replace that first.  I'd also like to know how well this sheath retains the knife.

Sorry for your loss......

 

That’s my only reservation and I’d have to actually handle one before making it a yak knife.

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Thanks for the responses everyone! Glad to see we got some mileage out of this thread, hope to keep it going. 

 

So so it seems that dive knives are the overwhelming favorite rescue blade with the occasional person carrying a rescue hook. I’m surprised there wasn’t more mention of sea snips or other types of shears. Seems like they could do a decent job on cord while also cutting baitfish and crabs. 

 

 

Really like the look of that CRKT bear claw, serrated and curved suggest that it’s really designed to cut fibrous material and that finger hole should reduce the chance of dropping it substantially. I might have to poke around and see what steel they use for it. 

 

Had a gerber river shorty and NRS pilot in the past. Left the shorty in the hull for a week and it rusted badly, dropped the pilot on a jetty and lost it. User error on both occasions but both seemed fine before their demise...

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2 mins ago, kombi_rs said:

I was gonna get a dive/scuba knife for corrosion resistant factors.

When I SCUBA I just use EMT shears because you have to check knives when traveling and I'd rather not pay for the bag check. I have a Titanium dive knife that's too big for a PFD but it's definitely a good idea.

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A few years back there was a "pop" of spyderco caspian salts that showed up on ebay...bought a bunch at 100$...still have some unopened

I'm good though I want that LCN200 steel because as rust resistant as H1 is......it's edge retention is pretty lacking.

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1 hour ago, scoobydoo said:

A few years back there was a "pop" of spyderco caspian salts that showed up on ebay...bought a bunch at 100$...still have some unopened

I'm good though I want that LCN200 steel because as rust resistant as H1 is......it's edge retention is pretty lacking.

Care to part with any?

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I got my first Caspian Salt on the auction site for $59 when there was a glut of them. Once they became discontinued, they became scarce and expensive to the point of gouging. Can’t understand why they didn’t bring the Caspian back. Worth every penny for the corrosion resistance.

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2 hours ago, cheech said:

I got my first Caspian Salt on the auction site for $59 when there was a glut of them. Once they became discontinued, they became scarce and expensive to the point of gouging. Can’t understand why they didn’t bring the Caspian back. Worth every penny for the corrosion resistance.

I'm a bit active on the Spyderco forum.  Probably 2 or 3 times a year, someone stirs up the idea of a sprint run of them of something.  Sal has commented it was an expensive model to make and didn't sell particularly well, hence why they discontinued it.  Though the last time it got brought up, Sal seemed more interested and people are clamoring for one made with LC200N.

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Has anyone checked out the ESEE Imlay? I like the other esee products I have used. That being said, my go to is a mora, and I will probably pick up the new floating one with the blunt tip for a kayak. I would like to carry one on my surf belt but the sheath does not fit so I attached one to by bag. I also put on a strap as extra security to keep the knife in the sheath. Overall the price is right and with a little modifying with the sheath you have a good product. 

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