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Green River Knife

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by Puddle_Pirate, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

    Do what you want but leg mounting is simply not optimal for a multitude of reasons.

    Leg straps fail

    Can’t reach in emergency entanglement

    Harder to reach

    Point of entanglement

    Mount it somewhere on your stomach waist line if you can, most here mount on 2 inch waist webbing on harness
  2. Puddle_Pirate

    Puddle_Pirate Angel Fish


    I originally was thinking of attach on the image arrows. like i said in the first post.

  3. vixtor

    vixtor Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Bucharest, Romania
    You can find cordura sheats for Green River knives here:

    Riggers sheath long- Subsupply
    Riggers sheath short- Subsupply

    The knife (specially the round tip version) is a great tool when dealing with wrecks covered in fishing nets and mussels. It's the kind of tool to hit into the wreck to take rust out and reach behind it to see stainless steel markings, to cut the fishing nets when your hands are dead cold and so on. You made a great choice.

    wrecks:sighting.ppm.jpg [Romanian Black Sea Wrecks]
    Is a stainless steel sighting device of a Russian WWII submarine that I have cleaned just with a Green River knife like you own.
  4. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Long Island NY
    Why can't you put it on your leg? Try surgical tubing instead whatever straps it came with. Once you have it tied right the tubing will contract as your wetsuit compresses. It should never move out of place after that. My suggestion would be to have it on your thigh so the handle is where your hand would naturally come to rest when it is at your side.
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  5. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    Leg straps fail if you don't check them, also I was taught to replace them at different times, from different lots.

    Regardless of where you place a cutting tool, an entanglement may prevent one from reaching a knife, its a matter of how one makes up the story. I carry several cutting tools on different parts of my kit, as well as the BFK on the inside of my right calf, to minimize that situation.

    The calf mounted knife is easily reached with either hand, the same knife on my right hip would be harder to reach with my left hand.

    I have been entangled, but so far not from my knife. It seems to me that knives worn on the outside of ones body, say on the belt, would snag a line faster than sheltered by the leg.

    On the positive side, and the reason that the inside of the calf was the origional placement of the knife, if one ditches their rig, they will still have their knife when they need it.

    I wear my gear the way I have found works best for me, I have had buddies that set up their gear differently, and that is their choice. The only suggestion I would have is for a diver to think through their choices in an ongoing basis, occationally things change.
  6. George W. Bayley

    George W. Bayley Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Liverpool, England
    Interesting so far, I am a "newbee" to scuba board but I would like to add the following comment.
    Someone has already said cutting fishing line and sorry to say all the other rubbish on the sea bed a cutting tool is essential for safe diving.
    I carry a 'sharp' knife and a net cutter in my BC pocket, but, remember where ever you carry your knife make sure you can get to it with both hands, the lower part of your right leg for instance is difficult to get to with your left hand.
  7. divad

    divad Solo Diver

  8. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    On the inside of the right, or left as preferred, calf can be easily accessed by either hand, a reason the position was originally used.

    Don’t listen to me, try it in the water.

  9. George W. Bayley

    George W. Bayley Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Liverpool, England
    Bob DBF you are quite correct, if it works for you, I was talking personally. I did try to add this on my first post
    but it was removed as spam?

    In my early days diving on wrecks with lots of fishing line and old nets I found knives on the lower leg and fin
    buckles attracted line like a magnet, so I moved my knife and tape up my fin buckles as best I could.

    Each to his own, I think fits. I believe the more ideas gives people more choice.
  10. George W. Bayley

    George W. Bayley Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Liverpool, England
    I have only had a couple of posts yet but, I digress, the reason I joined (apart from the good debates)
    is that someone was looking for a rubber knife loop for their Wenoka dive knife, if you recognize the post
    PM me I may be able to help, I may have a few lying around.

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