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howler93
March 15th, 2011, 01:57 AM
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 (http://www.hollisgear.com/prodview.asp?id=122)

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

Howler :D

BKP
March 15th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Looks like the OMS line cutter.
Have you seen the Trilobite?
YouTube - EEZYCUT demonstration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edQdttqfPIg&feature=player_embedded)

howler93
March 15th, 2011, 02:30 AM
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?

Kilili
March 15th, 2011, 04:06 AM
The OMS is a favourite, wouldn't dive without. Carry shears as well. No one ideal tool. Knives are over rated.

Tortuga68
March 15th, 2011, 04:55 AM
You're right...the Hollis does look like the OMS, only larger and more substantial perhaps?

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.

Insta-Gator
March 15th, 2011, 06:45 AM
Looks like the OMS line cutter.
Have you seen the Trilobite?
YouTube - EEZYCUT demonstration (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edQdttqfPIg&feature=player_embedded)

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

RJP
March 15th, 2011, 07:51 AM
+1 for the Trilobite from EEZYCUT. Easy to use, replaceable blades, nice sheath with velcro secure strip.

EEZYCUT at www.DiveSeekers.com (http://www.diveseekers.com/EEZYCUT_TRILOBITE_with_Wrist_Pouch_p/eez-202-b.htm)

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

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/EEZYCUT.jpg

:shocked2:

Akimbo
March 15th, 2011, 05:39 PM
The OMS is a favourite, wouldn't dive without...

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 couldn’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.


Carbon fiber, opposing double replaceable stainless steel blades, easy to handle with gloves, made in Sweden. Looks like the same as OxyCheq sells but at a much better price and they sell the spare blades.
Scroll down to Item K13505

ParaGear.com (http://www.paragear.com/templates/parachutes.asp?group=6&level=1)

Tortuga68
March 16th, 2011, 01:08 AM
I also have and like the item #K1950 from Akimbo's link above

tbone1004
March 16th, 2011, 01:28 AM
7 Hook/ Safety Cutter | Benchmade (http://www.benchmade.com/products/7)
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

Tortuga68
March 16th, 2011, 01:47 AM
Yeah all the Benchmade stuff is top notch - definitely recommended

Here's a link to their catalogue: http://www.benchmade.com/images/pr/pdf/Rescue-Hook-Family2.pdf

fisheater
March 16th, 2011, 01:57 AM
I love my Benchmade "7 knife."

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