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Securing knife and shears

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Compressor, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
    I have one of the DGEx knife and shears on my BP/W. Wanted to know how if any thing more you secure it? It is a snug fit no doubt, but I'm concerned that it will fall out especially if I rub against rocks or what have you.


    Pic from DGEx website.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2017
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    I have yet to lose one from my waist belt....
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  3. Anthony A.

    Anthony A. Manta Ray

    Drill a hole through the knife and add some bungee cord to it. You could even clip it to a d ring for extra security
  4. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Torrance, CA
    I use a sheath with a velcro flap.
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  5. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    The only time I've had a knife come out of the sheath accidentally was with an old halcyon sheath that wasn't designed well. The part that contacted the blade was too short.

    The knife/sheath combo you posted is good to go.
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  6. rek_diver

    rek_diver Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NY
    I attached a small ring to one handle of the shears using a plastic zip tie, then put it in the sheath and clip it to a BCD D ring using a double bolt snap to the ring that is attached to the handle of the shears. The sheath has it's own plastic clip at the opposite, closed end which is also attached to the BCD. So if the shears come out of the sheath, they're attached, and it also helps because it's very difficult to reinsert them into the sheath with heavy gloves on, so I just clip it off to the BCD outside of the sheath if I use them which is rarely.
  7. vam

    vam Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    I clip my sheers to a loop inside my left pocket with a double ender. I have a trilobite cutting tool on my belt and have the sheers for backup.
  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    shears have a length of bungie tied on the handle loop, with another loop on the end. The loop goes down over the bottom of the sheath. You stretch the bungie to extract the scissors, and the loop then comes off the sheath by a light pull downward .... bungie secures the shears by pulling them down into the sheath...
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  9. Satrekker

    Satrekker Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Clearwater, FL
    I dive a bpw, and use the pouch you've pictured in front on waist for knife. I've never had any issues or worried about it slipping out. As for the shears, since I dive with a long hose primary and necklaced 2nd, I bought the following shears and pouch on Amazon:


    I cut the plastic clip off and slide the pouch onto my waist belt and put it on my right side behind a triglide, and use it to hold my long hose in place. I prefer the titanium coated shears that you have pictured because they don't rust as easily, but I do carry the shears that come with the case as a backup. This really works well for me.
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  10. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: NYS
    Nice responses. Appreciated.

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