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Picked up a cool new tool recently: Eezycut Trilobite...

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by RJP, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. ECpirates96

    ECpirates96 Solo Diver

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    I was in my LDS today and told them to look into it. I told them if they will order some I will buy 1 or 2. If not I am ordering online. I want to support them when I can and if they can get close in price.
     
  2. Dirty-Dog

    Dirty-Dog Frequently Censored ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It looks like a nifty gadget, but is there anything (other than get past the TSA goons) that it can do that cannot be done with a properly sharpened knife?
     
  3. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    Ever try cutting heavy monofilament with one hand? You really need shears or something like this to handle that. Also, cutting any line with a properly sharpened knife may expose gloves, fingers, drysuits, etc to unintentional cutting.
     
  4. Dirty-Dog

    Dirty-Dog Frequently Censored ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Frankly, if the monofilament were free-floating, it's unlikely I'd need to cut it one handed. And if I'm entangled, then the entanglement will secure the line and allow me to cut it one handed. And certainly I can slip the point of a knife into places one of these boxy gadgets will never fit. And I do carry EMT sheers, of course.
    Your second point makes more sense. When I say "properly sharpened" I don't mean a blade you can shave with. I mean a blade that makes the hair jump off in fear when you shave with it. :D Any incidental contact with such a blade is certainly going to damage the gloves/fingers/suit/whatever. I'm one of those wimpy warm water vacation divers, so heavy gloves and such didn't enter my thinking.
     
  5. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

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  6. RJP

    RJP Scuba Media & Publications

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    Ultimately it comes down to the added utility of carrying one of these in ADDITION to a knife, not INSTEAD of...

    Ray
     
  7. tkdgodess

    tkdgodess PADI Pro

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    I bought one in January. Nice solution to my need for a redundant cutting tool that was minimalist yet effective.
     
  8. jhupka

    jhupka Solo Diver

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    haven't had to use mine but the z knife was a rusted blade when I replaced it on my computer
     
  9. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Blue Whale

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    Wife bought me one in Feb for b'day. I like the small, compact size and replaceable blades.
     
  10. dark rider

    dark rider Angel Fish

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    How's the durability of the Eezycut? Anyone been diving with one for a while? I really like the design, as the longer exposed blade section looks like it would make cutting a cinch, and may even keep the blades sharper longer.
     

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