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What kind of cutting tool do you have and where do you mount it?

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by wetb4igetinthewater, Sep 14, 2017.

How do you mount your cutting tools? What kind and where?

  1. On wrist

    7 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. On dive computer

    11 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. on waist belt

    67 vote(s)
    48.9%
  4. on shoulder strap

    41 vote(s)
    29.9%
  5. in pocket

    11 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. Jayfarmlaw

    Jayfarmlaw Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tuttle, Ok
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    Trilobite on shoulder strap, just above my hip. Small knife and titanium shears in a utility pocket depending on the dive.

    Jay
     
  2. AdivingBel

    AdivingBel Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Missouri
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    1,548
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    3" blunt knife w/line cutter in locking sheath mounted on my LP inflator hose. I'll add shears in a pouch on my right hip if diving solo.
     
  3. Bierstadt

    Bierstadt Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Erie, PA
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    I used to have a plan to use multiple knives in various locations... but in reality I just have the little 1" blunt knife on my harness waist belt. Never used any of them underwater. That is not to say I have never gotten tangled, but it is always something catching my first stage and I either take off my bcd and remove it myself or my buddy does it for me. If I dove in an area needing metal line cutting ability I'd add sea snips.

    Can anyone add some explanation of incidents where you had need of a knife - especially more than one?
     
  4. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: maine
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    Northeast Wreck diving... That's all I need to say... Bolt cutters and Hammer and chisel on 2nd - 3rd dives when needed.

    Jim..
     
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  5. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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    3,536
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    A Riffe dagger style freediving knife for dispatching fish on my waist belt. A swiss made very sharp short blunt ended cutting tool for any line also on the waist belt of my newest model Freedom Contour Plate. A BFK, and I mean BIG with an 8" blade used for harvesting scallops, and that's kept on the inside of my left calf.
     
  6. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: chepachet, RI USA
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    I still wear a blunt tip knife inside left lower leg.Old school but works for me. I have EMT shears right BCD shoulder strap and a life hammer/seat belt cutter in BCD pocket.
     
  7. Bison

    Bison Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Syracuse, NY
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    I use a 3" multipurpose knife attached to my LP hose and a pair of EMT shears in BC pocket.
     
  8. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boise, ID.
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    I have a pair of ER snips pushed into a short length of plastic tubing that is fastened to my backplate through some prefabricated holes with tie wraps.
     
  9. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Massachusetts
    2,322
    1,975
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    @scrane do the snips need two hands to remove from tubing, or slide out easily underwater? I just bought OMS brand shears that I have not decided how to mount and your idea sounds like a good one.
     
  10. tomfcrist

    tomfcrist NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Virginia, USA
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    Lol
     
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