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What's your knife preference for diving. a.k.a. show off your knives.

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by drakcheslav, Jun 5, 2020.

How often do you carry and use a knife or a cutter

  1. always packing use it on every single dive

    10.3%
  2. always, using it seldom

    56.9%
  3. always, never used it

    24.1%
  4. sometimes I remember to bring my knife

    1.7%
  5. why do I need a knife again?

    5.2%
  6. i just use my teeth

    1.7%
  1. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
    1,446
    1,167
    113
    The bigger one in the second picture looks like the Randall's made in Florida, my husband uses his regularly, the handle is super comfortable.
     

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  2. greeniguana

    greeniguana ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Got certified in the 80s. Rambo was all the rage. Diving BFKs were a status symbol. I keep the Precise First Mate (left) in my truck in case of zombies. It weighs 3lb and will chop wood. Note the double edged Eternal model on the left. Why would anyone need a double edged knife under water? I thought I did, I guess
     

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  3. Jay Adams

    Jay Adams Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Charlestown, New Hampshire
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    I have a pair of these. I like the blunt tip it's also a tool. I sometimes wear both on the inside of my calves. Can get either knife with either hand that way and If I need a knife and I drop my knife, I still need a knife. I like that they're reversible in the sheath. Yes I know that's not a knife is a sword. But I like them
     

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  4. vjb.knife1

    vjb.knife1 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
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    7
    3
    Good eye. It is a Randall model 16 Diving knife. Old school as good as it gets. I don't use mine often but it is good to know it's there when I need it.
     
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  5. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: same ocean as you
    1,249
    754
    113
    BFK. In keeping with the period ish but on the belt
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    May start wearing the BFH on the other side

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    Of this ish

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  6. Skulmoski

    Skulmoski Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Gold Coast, QLD
    460
    240
    43
    I carry three cutting tools for most dives:

    Spyderco Enuff Salt Fixed Blade Knife Yellow FRN Full Tang H-1 Sheepfoot FB31SYL
    Hollis Titanium Line Cutter
    Titanium Shears


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  7. drakcheslav

    drakcheslav Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Serbia
    165
    110
    43
    That Spyderco Enuff is my dream knife, but I wouldn't bear to lose it...

    The Gerber River is more than good for the use for me :D
     
  8. Skulmoski

    Skulmoski Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Gold Coast, QLD
    460
    240
    43
    I have added a lanyard to the knife and it is looped under the sheath; therefore, it is near impossible to dislodge from the sheath or drop if the lanyard is around your wrist. Treat yourself!
     
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  9. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
    1,446
    1,167
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    I would add to anyone that even after taking precautions end up losing the knife, please throw the sheath in the water as soon as you realize the knife is gone.
    I keep finding knives and then have to improvise storage options. The titanium one I'm using currently I found tn the gulf of Mexico about 15 years ago ...love it!
     
  10. vjb.knife1

    vjb.knife1 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
    13
    7
    3
    In 50 years of diving commercially and recreationally I have never lost a piece of diving gear, knives included. I have lost a few hand tools and miscellaneous bits of hardware, but they were company owned.
     

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