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JSharlin

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any recommendations for a knife ?
« on: July 24, 2015, 05:21:43 PM »

I'm looking for a pointed tip knife that stands up to salt water and is not too pricey.
Does anyone have a knife they really like ?
My old one had a fixed blade however I can put a fold-up one in my pfd with a tether.
Jon
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Mike Gadoury

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Re: any recommendations for a knife ?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 06:31:54 PM »

Hi Jon, check out the salt knives by Spyderco. They have different sizes, blade types and are made from a super rust proof stainless steel.
            http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/list.php?category=4
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Re: any recommendations for a knife ?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 08:18:07 PM »

Thanks Mike,

They look good.
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Tony M.

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Re: any recommendations for a knife ?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 03:21:18 PM »

  Hi Jon,
       I bought mine at a dive shop years ago...it is a folding knife with a no-maintenance titanium blade. It is $25 at Amazon.com. Just go to Amazon.com, and write in the search window:  Promate folding titanium dive knife.

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Re: any recommendations for a knife ?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 07:05:04 AM »

I like the folding, serrated "Salt" series with rounded front end.
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Re: any recommendations for a knife ?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 04:53:23 PM »

Second the Spyderco Salt, although I like the smooth-edged blade better.
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Re: any recommendations for a knife ?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2016, 08:28:30 AM »

RE: Spyderco: I'd go with the "hawkbill" design: http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=215

Why? Because whether kayaking or sailing, I'd want a blade that can cut quickly through a line or material. From personal experience when sailing, the serrated blade does this well. The Spyderco is pricey, but well made and easy to open one-handed. (FWIW, it also resembles a karambit, a favorite close-fighting weapon in places like Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. :o)
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Re: any recommendations for a knife ?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 06:59:20 AM »

The serrated blade is it for emergency use on the water.  It will go through more, faster than a straight blade.  Also, it does not become dull the same as a straight blade.  You also want no point on the knife for obvious reasons on bouncing water.  It is enough to keep track of one side of a knife on the water.
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JSharlin

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Re: any recommendations for a knife ?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2016, 03:06:46 PM »

Wow a lot of replies.... So I bought a Spyderco folding knife and I'm happy with it.
I wanted a point to quickly kill caught fish ( especially those nasty blues ).
It flicks out and I feel like a Jet in West Side Story. It's not from the salt series( too much $ ) but I keep it oiled
and occasionally steel wool removes the rust spots. It's very sharp and sharpens easily.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2016, 07:57:32 PM by JSharlin »
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