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knife or scissors?

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by bigcuh, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. soccerguy83

    soccerguy83 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Richmond, Va
    Ok so I have a short ~3" blade knife that I have mounted to the left side waist belt handle pointing down to reduce snags. My question is where would the best place to mount the shears? I currently have them mounted with the loop in the sheath near the handle around my right shoulder strap and the tip zip tied to a grommet in the upper part of the right waist belt, so it kind of sits on the upper part of my pockets. I'm not sold on this location. The thought behind it is I can access either devise one handed with either hand. Thoughts on where others have their shears mounted? I'm diving a Zeagle Escape BCD.
  2. Idoc_steve

    Idoc_steve Guest

    Depends on what you're going to use them for.

    If you're going to cut through a medium rare Tbone, scissors aint gonna do it and you'll look very foolish especially if you're in a restaurant at the time of the attempted slicing.

    If it's to make a school project, then a knife is 'overkill'.

    For diving, shears tend to be more practical for most purposes.
  3. Idoc_steve

    Idoc_steve Guest

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    Idoc_steve Guest

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  5. Charlie99

    Charlie99 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Silicon Valley, CA / New Bedford, MA / Kihei, Maui
    The possibility of dropping your knife or shears has been mentioned several times.

    I have store EMT shears inside my right pocket with a lanyard just big enough to fit over my wrist. My wrist goes in before I unclip.

    Ditto for the folding lockback knife in my left pocket. Both knife and shears are clipped to a small loop of bungee cord inside the pocket. If necessary, all of my gear can be pulled out of the pocket and still remain attached to the BC.

    Don't forget that you not only have to remove your knife, but also restow it in case you need it again. I find a folding knife is much easier to re-stow than a knife in a sheath.

    Make sure that with eyes closed and using only one hand, that you can reach and deploy your cutting device. My buddies thought it kind of funny when I closed my eyes and removed my shears with one hand before cutting some monofilament. I figured I might as well practice. :D
  6. garyd54220

    garyd54220 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Manitowoc, WI
    Remember what old Abe said; "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool...." More members should follow that wise advice.:eyebrow:

    As for me; shears in R drysuit pocket, "hogarthian" knife on left side of waist strap and small z-knife on Predator wrist straps.
  7. Token

    Token Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Calgary Alberta
    The thought of getting tangled up underwater gives me the willies....

    Knife on inside of left leg; EMT shears on waist belt; Trilobite line cutter at right shoulder. All of these are easy to reach with either hand...

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