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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)
    8.1%
  3. on waist belt

    66 vote(s)
    48.5%
  4. on shoulder strap

    41 vote(s)
    30.1%
  5. in pocket

    11 vote(s)
    8.1%
  1. DreadnoughtNH

    DreadnoughtNH Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Portsmouth, NH
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    Trilobite on my chest strap and a Spyderco Rescue Assist knife in my BC pocket.

    After reading all these posts, putting the Trilobite on my computer wriststrap makes a lot of sense. I agree with Daebado: photos of your rigging please?
     
  2. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Ontario Canada
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    WET...

    This DGX Titanium knife/sheath package...$35.

    Mounted in special ''knife sheath'' on right outside of dry-suit pocket...DUI CF 200 Signature Series dry-suit...

    Best...

    Warren

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  3. Bert van den Berg

    Bert van den Berg Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Zealand
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    Small knife zip tied to inflator hose and large knife on calf of left leg.
     
  4. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Tacoma, WA & Channel Islands, CA- USA
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    This isn't the best picture in the world and if I remember, I will take a picture when I get home and post it, but you can get a sense. I slide the wrist strap through the trilobite sheath (some don't come with a threadable sheath, so you need to get the one that does). This is very old pic in Cozumel with my Aeris Elite T3 dive computer. I now have a Shearwater Perdix on the left wrist and still run the straps through the Trilobite sheath. Aeris Elite T3 is now on right wrist as backup. I do a lot of kelp diving and I like having the cutter on my wrist for easy and quick access. I also carry a more traditional foldable titanium knife in a sheath that threads through my waist strap on my BP/W on the right side. I prefer to have a redundant cutting device after a diving death here in Tacoma, Wa some years ago when an Instructor got tangled up in some fishing line and pulled out her cutter to free herself, but accidentally dropped her cutter and couldn't reach it and had no other means to extract herself and ran out of air and drowned.
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  5. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York State
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    I have two Shearwaters, a Petrel and a Perdix. Each has two straps. One computer has a knife (the left), the other a line cutter I added a year or two ago. The straps just thread through the strap slots provided in each.
     
  6. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
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    BFK on my calf.
    Small (5cm/2" blade) knife on my waistband.
    Ceramic blade trilobite on my left shoulder strap.
     
  7. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New York State
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    With a sense of deep regret, I stored my BFK in my garage dive box, where it remains for sentimental reasons only. It got me entangled, twice, even though it was strapped to the inside of my calf. I should have gotten the message the first time, but I'm slow.... YMMV.
     
  8. Storker

    Storker Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: close to a Hell which occasionally freezes over
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    My BFK has never gotten me entangled. OTOH, it has provided me several wolffish over the years. As you say, YMMV.
     
  9. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: same ocean as you
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    BFK on the waist on the right down there, it's thirteen inches long

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    use it too, cleaned the barnacles off the stabilisers on Saturday, took off a bit too much aluminium though

    great for currents
     
  10. rabe

    rabe Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Brisbane
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