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My Dive Knife Is Bigger Than Your Dive Knife!

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by sabbath999, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Mike Boswell

    Mike Boswell Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: San Diego
    I carried EMT shears for a while but kept losing them due to the lousy holster design. So now, I have gone back to carrying nothing, which has served me well for many years. When you see fishing line, nets, and other entanglement hazards, I avoid them.
  2. OldNSalty

    OldNSalty Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Just this side of paradise.
    My knife, old and paid for, stays sheathed almost all the time...but that is because I don't have a need to pull it. I can't imagine cost being a consideration as to rather I am going to free myself of an entanglement or not.
  3. ozziworld

    ozziworld Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Philippines
    As much as I appreciate a good knife with the design and metallurgy that goes into it, a knife should not be expensive enough that it's user would feel any apprehension about losing it or dropping it.

    There is a balance between utility and cost that everyone has to determine for themselves what is right for them and their circumstances.

    I have found the knife for me twenty five years ago, with me on every dive, use it occasionally and keep it sharp always.

    $45 Tekna Knife one piece stainless steel. If there is any apprehension now about losing it, it is because of it's sentimental value.
  4. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jupiter

    I have not been without a knife (except for the pesky TSA stuff) since my Dad gave me a Barlow at ~age 11. And that is on the surface.

    I would never consider diving without a cutting tool. I used a knife when I was solo around dive 100 and my first stage was entangled in a birds nest of monofiliment.

    I carry my shears as well as a Spyderco Salt with bolt snaps cave tied to them. Both clipped off in my wetsuit pockets.
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Orca

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Southern California, USA
    Do you use disposable BC? Disposable regulators? Disposable fins? Disposable mask?

    By the time you spend all that money on your rig, and you'd yet worry about $60 for a decent knife?:idk:

    I want my knives to cut and cut well because heaven forbids if I were ever to have to use it, I won't have to worry if it's gone dull or rusted out. That's why my dive knives (real ones and not the funny haha I posted earlier) are made by Spyderco.
  6. _Blue

    _Blue Angel Fish

    I have a giant 12" knife I bought when I was 15 because it was super cool. I almost never wear it but it stays in my gear bag and I put up with the funny looks and raised eyebrows I get when I decide that I do need to wear it. I figure it's better to have an older model/less fashionable piece of safety equipment (that works) than to get into trouble because you were too embarrassed by how something looks. Let's try to remember that function trumps fashion, safety is up to the individual, and different locations/conditions dictate different equipment choices.
  7. Aquatic Eagle

    Aquatic Eagle Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Euless, TX
    I dive this knife and I love it.
  8. NC Wreck Diver

    NC Wreck Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: 40 Miles North of Philadelphia, PA
    I hope he doesn't drop it...................oh, I forgot, you have that covered.
  9. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    wow I'm shock that you care

    Well let's see, most of his diving is on hard bottom, most of his diving is from our boat, I can predict that most of his dives will be on the same spot if he drops this knife, because he'll know that I will forever make fun of him for dropping it.
  10. NC Wreck Diver

    NC Wreck Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives:
    Location: 40 Miles North of Philadelphia, PA
    That's cool. I do care. That's part of the diving community. Have fun and help with a little team work. Like yourself, I've been diving a long time. I was new once and I was trained to help others as I would help myself. We are from different camps, no problem. If you want to bust on me, take your best shot...........just leave people that haven't done anything to you, out of it.

    I hope you and your husband have a great diving career on your boat. Don't be shocked when I tell you both to stay safe and have fun.

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