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Shears that don't rust?

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by fuzzybabybunny, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. fuzzybabybunny

    fuzzybabybunny Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Australia
    Are there any shears that don't rust, period? Not on the blades and not on the pivot. Looking for something that is not disposable.
  2. formula1mb@aol.com

    formula1mb@aol.com Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Southern California
    Anything made of titanium should work. Titanium doesn't rust at all, unlike stainless steel where even the high end alloys still rust a little----esp if you don't rinse and store them properly.
  3. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jupiter
    Most of the trauma shears we see out there today are stainless. It's the hinge pin that rusts.
  4. jbb

    jbb Photographer

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    Not yet unless it's made of titanium, ceramic or Spyderco's H1 steel (found a blade after about a month in the water with no rust - really had to clean the handle more than I did the blade). I usually grind the non stainless steel pivot out and replace it with a small stainless steel bolt and locking nut but the stainless will still rust if you don't rinse after the dive and hang out seperately to dry.
  5. GrumpyOldGuy

    GrumpyOldGuy Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: West Texas/NH/CA
    I tend to loose dive knives and shears, about one every year or so between myself and my sons. So although rust free might be nice, cheap works for me rather than Ti. If I use a little oil on them, the rusting process is sufficiently slow as to not be a big issue.
  6. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: ARGENTINA
    I have a fishing knife, not a dive knife. I think it's made with 308 Stainless Steel. Dive stainless steel is 316.
    To solve the rust problem I coat it with silicone grease. This works great with the blade that remains inside the blade cover, but not for the exposed areas, where the silicone grease is removed by mechanical action.
    However, the knife can be disassembled and I can grind the rusted areas.
  7. irishsquid

    irishsquid Solo Diver

  8. fuzzybabybunny

    fuzzybabybunny Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Australia
    Interesting. But is this all in fresh water?
  9. Dr Wu

    Dr Wu Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: The State Department adds pages to my Passport abo

    Sort of..

    Then you are not looking for a dive cutting tool hard enough. All tools are disposable. Both above and below water.

    If you have not dropped it yet you are simply not trying hard enough.
  10. aquaregia

    aquaregia NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Cruz, CA
    I use $2 shears from CVS or OfficeMax. The blades don't seem to degrade, and although rust appears on the pin, I've always lost them before they came close to breaking. I often lose them doing weight belt drills. I know I left two pair on the Spiegel in five dives.

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