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Looking to buy a TI knife with at least a 6 inch blade

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by Toby W, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Toby W

    Toby W Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hollywood, FL
    Thanks for the offer, but I’m not interested. I’m pretty set on at least a 6 inch blade. I currently have a shorter blade and it not working well for me.
    couv likes this.
  2. Toby W

    Toby W Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hollywood, FL
    I already carry a good pair of shears. I’d rather carry one bag for the lionfish and Spanish lobsters on the reef rather than a bag and lionfish hotel. We’re out on the reef for 90 minutes, so air and time aren’t our issues. Thanks again for all the input.
  3. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    No Problem-back into the bin it goes.
  4. MAKO Spearguns

    MAKO Spearguns ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    Perhaps I didn't read the thread well enough; what use do you plan for this new larger knife?


  5. Toby W

    Toby W Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Hollywood, FL
    Thanks for everyone’s input. Went with an Evo titanium knife. 5 inch blade, so shorter than I wanted, but with a larger grip handle getting me closer to the desired range I was looking for. Best part, under $100 bucks, so I didn’t have to break the bank. No longer any need to borrow my dive buddy’s blade to finish the kill on my lionfish.
  6. Merlyne

    Merlyne Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: At Sea
    Check out the Argonaut. I have the blunt tip version and the guide I dived with in Antigua used the spartan version for killing lion fish after spearing them. Great knife.
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  7. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
    What ?
    You didn't follow the advice of @HKGuns who is an expert in dive knives ?

    It was reported he subsequently competed his very first dive in Monterey..
    I question for the expert
    "What is the knife exert @HKGuns now recommends after his introduction to the UW world ?"

    Maybe HK can reply today after he returns from his second dive certifying dive ?

    Sam Miller, 111
  8. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
    I have a couple of knives that might fit your requirements. Someone earlier mentioned the Mission Knives. I have one and it is very capable but does require more frequent sharpening than steel knife. There is one on the right side of this picture. The Imperial UDT knife is extremely capable. It is made from Haynes #25 Alloy, a chromium, tungsten, cobalt alloy, which is corrosion proof yet hard and can cut metal. The problem there is that only about 1000 were made in the 1960's and some were lost in Vietnam and elsewhere around the world. Custom knives from select makers made from Nitinol or SM-100 will work for you as well but are probably even harder to find.
    Another possibility is the Randall Model 16 mentioned earlier but it is not Titanium, but is one of the best diving knives available. I picked up this like new model recently, but have yet to take it on a dive.
  9. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

    The Buck 124 is ($200) the same knife as the Nemo just with a leather sheath. The Tekna Knife was available in Titanium. I have several but prefer the stainless version for general use.

  10. Skulmoski

    Skulmoski Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Gold Coast, QLD
    I carry a small fixed blade from Spyderco - a knife company that makes a diver's knife. They use H1 steel that does not rust. I have the Spyderco Enuff Yellow FRN Handle H-1 Sheepfoot Serrated Fix Blade Knife FB31SYL; it has a sturdy 2.75" blade that does not get challenged at international security points. You can find this knife for about $100 online.

    I also carry a Hollis line cutter and titanium shears. I use the knife to mostly pry things. It is a very good knife; I would buy it again.

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