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Hollis Line Cutter anyone?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by howler93, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. howler93

    howler93 Angel Fish

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    Hey folks,

    I'd like to get a dive knife that's not too expensive, but wont rust out too easily either. And since my fiance/dive buddy is prone to cutting herself with regular knives :shocked2:, I thought this might make a great first dive knife. The Hollis Line Cutting Tool Hollis Gear: TItanium Line Cutter

    Any thoughts? Anyone used these before or care to share any experiences? Thanks in advance,

    Howler :D
     
  2. BKP

    BKP Great White

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  3. howler93

    howler93 Angel Fish

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    You're right...the Hollis does look like the OMS, only larger and more substantial perhaps? I've heard lots of recommendations for shears vs. knives on these boards....and I thought a tool like this might be the ideal. ANy thoughts on the ideal tool for rec divers who just want to have a handy tool that will be reliable, safe, and effective? Perhaps a blunt tipped knife would be best?
     
  4. Kilili

    Kilili Solo Diver

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    The OMS is a favourite, wouldn't dive without. Carry shears as well. No one ideal tool. Knives are over rated.
     
  5. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    It's the same, with some extra/bigger holes

    Shears or a line cutter would be my choice in the circumstances you describe. Personally I wouldn't get the OMS/Hollis one, too expensive. Get 'disposable' EMT shears or a replacable-blade line cutter. My dive knives I've used more above water than below.
     
  6. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Giant Squid

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    +1 for the Trilobite from EEZYCUT. Easy to use, replaceable blades, nice sheath with velcro secure strip.
     
  7. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    EEZYCUT at www.DiveSeekers.com

    Haven't yet found anything it can't cut...

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    :shocked2:
     
  8. Akimbo

    Akimbo ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I am not satisfied with the OMS Titanium Z-knife at all. I worked on the cutting edge with diamond hones for 15 minutes and still couldnÂ’t get it to cut nearly as well as a $3 single blade Z-knife. I think it would be a much more effective tool if the top of the cutting edge were not rounded. The knife I describe below cuts better than anything I have ever tried.

     
  9. Tortuga68

    Tortuga68 Divemaster

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    I also have and like the item #K1950 from Akimbo's link above
     
  10. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Solo Diver

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    7 Hook/ Safety Cutter | Benchmade
    Brian Kakuk recommended that to me. Really awesome Z-knife, well worth the added cost. He said he's had his for a while now and they haven't corroded or anything and are still sharp. Ocean water has killed a lot of my zknives in the past
     

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