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SAILING CUTTING TOOL TAKING OVER THE MARKET

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by EireDiver606, May 12, 2018.

  1. Blasto

    Blasto Solo Diver

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    I don't know about that. My SOP for entanglement used to be to get out every cutting tool I have and swing them wildly with both hands until I find something they can cut. Then I just prayed to Jesus Lizard it ain't my harness, my air, or my nuts!

    Once I even cut my fins in half lengthwise following this procedure. Imagine my surprise when I noticed divers following me doing this on purpose, and even buying pre-cut fins in some sort of a torn jeans fashion statement! So I've sworn to Jesus Lizard to never do it again.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2018
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  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    That's probably the worst SOP for entanglement I've ever read. Ever read.

    Slow and methodical is best. First, signal your buddy and see if they can figure it out. Of course, you can't be an SOB (Same Ocean Buddy) for this to work. No buddy? It's still no reason to have an epileptic fit with a cutting tool in your hand. See if you can find it with your hands. No? Slip out of your BCD, keeping it stationary: you move instead. Rotate clockwise (Left hand out first) and with the you belly up and your BCD on your belly, gently figure it out. Cut no more than you have to, but cut yourself free, being careful not to cut anything else. A counterclockwise spin (right hand in first) back into your BCD and Scuba on!
     
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  3. hroark2112

    hroark2112 Tech Instructor

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    Might I recommend a course in sarcasm recognition....
     

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  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    It's not clear: no smilies, no [/sarcasm] tag and I've seen way too many people do just that. I could see someone actually following that, so it only made sense to describe how I would deal with it.
     
  5. Blasto

    Blasto Solo Diver

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    But what would be the point if you tagged it?

    Yep, that's the worst possible procedure - but also the only one that actually calls for a tool to specifically be unable to cut hoses.

    Not to say stiletto knives are a good idea, but there's a certain optimum point between a tool cutting everything and a tool cutting only a few top hazards like monofilament wire (I tried to trim my harness with a Trilobite once and ended up using a pocket knife to finish the job). A lightsaber would be a terrible idea, but any shielded knife like the subject pretty much excludes the possibility of cutting things accidentally.
     
  6. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Possibly not having a noobie think you actually meant it. It's all fun and games until someone follows your bad advice, no matter how sarcastic you're being. Even a j/k would have helped.
     
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  7. Blasto

    Blasto Solo Diver

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    Well, I'll keep in mind to be more obvious. My thinking was that accepting cutting off my nuts as a possible consequence should be a dead giveaway.
     
  8. hammet

    hammet Manta Ray

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    OK...
    Long time amateur sailboat racer here (as both crew and owner).

    That knife is put out by rooster which makes gear for DINGHY sailing. i.e. small boats where the lines used nowadays are high tech, dyneema ropes, that are quite small in diameter, usually less than 1/4". Any keelboat sailor worth his salt who carries a knife is going to use something more substantial.... usually a folding serrated blade. As for me, I would never carry any sailing knife that didn't have a bottle opener attached to it. :wink:

    Notice the rope size in this video
     
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  9. EireDiver606

    EireDiver606 DIR Practitioner

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    I know the knife is for Dinghy sailing. I agree with you. Whenever I go out on my shipman I’ll always carry a serrated blade of course. But this knife will cut most ropes whether it’s on a keelboat or dinghy or whatever.
     
  10. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

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    I would like to buy the line cutter suggested by The Chairman. I found this one
    Xray scuba Linecutter Sharp Cut With Ceramic Blade comprare e offerta su Scubastore
    I don't understand if it is a clone or if it is the same item sold in the US but with another brand. There is no image or description of the spare blades you get in the US together with the line cutter
    It would be much easier to buy this one from a website based in Europe
    The shipping from the US would be $46.00 almost 3 times the price of the line cutter...
     

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