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Old 16 July 2012, 12:22   #11
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My concern with the o.p.s knife would the sharp pointy bit being used around tubes. I'm a bit on the clumsy side so tend to only use knives with a rounded end just in case.
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Old 16 July 2012, 12:28   #12
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These guys make great knives. These two have "highly water resistant" blades... And they come in orange!

http://www.benchmade.com/products/551H2O

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I use one of these:-



it's a Smith and Wesson Cuttin Horse.

It seems to withstand salt quite well and the curved blade stops it being too easy to accidentally stab the tubes.


One day i'll buy a Gerber and lose it, but for now, if I drop this overboard it's not expensive
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Old 16 July 2012, 14:26   #14
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I use one of these:-



it's a Smith and Wesson Cuttin Horse.

It seems to withstand salt quite well and the curved blade stops it being too easy to accidentally stab the tubes.


One day i'll buy a Gerber and lose it, but for now, if I drop this overboard it's not expensive

exactly what i did bought a gerber safety knife and lost the fkkn thing before i got it home
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Old 16 July 2012, 14:42   #15
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These guys make great knives. These two have "highly water resistant" blades... And they come in orange!

551H2O Griptilian Product Detail

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Nice knives, interesting that the dual blade of the second link are all now back order must be popular to have that. Unfortunately our laws prohibit a pocket knife from being longer than 3 inches, so both of those are out, if I was going larger and couldn't keep it 'legally in my pocket' I would get another divers knife. I have always enjoyed looking at knives in the US, there seems to be so much variety there, I bought a lovely Titanium divers knife which I still have, half the price than in the UK. My wife is in New York at the moment but only ever travels with hand baggage so that rules out any knife presents for me
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For the rib this is all I need will cut through any nylon rope with ease

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Also carry one of these http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...ed=0CGUQ8gIwAA


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Old 16 July 2012, 17:31   #17
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Unfortunately our laws prohibit a pocket knife from being longer than 3 inches=
So, if you just don't put it in your pocket, you're ok? That's sort of like here in certain places here in the US: If you wear your handgun on your belt or sling your rifle over your shoulder, it's not a "concealed weapon" (and in certain places, there are no laws against that).

You could also customize a "mini-griptilian" with an orange handle, an N680 alloy blade (2.91 inches long), and the "tanto" blade.
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No, more just general carrying around blade must be less than 3", if you have good reason to carry one bigger then it must be for a reason, so if you get out your car to go wandering around a mall it should be left securely locked in your car, out on your RIB or diving would be fine, that kind of thing. I have quite a few knives but was running out of stuff to buy for the new RIB so saw the knife and bought it, oh, then another kind and bought that, both orange I have just seen a Gecko helmet in orange, I have a white one, but what the hell I think I will get an orange one for weekends to go with my fake tan
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No, more just general carrying around blade must be less than 3", if you have good reason to carry one bigger then it must be for a reason, so if you get out your car to go wandering around a mall it should be left securely locked in your car, out on your RIB or diving would be fine, that kind of thing. I have quite a few knives but was running out of stuff to buy for the new RIB so saw the knife and bought it, oh, then another kind and bought that, both orange I have just seen a Gecko helmet in orange, I have a white one, but what the hell I think I will get an orange one for weekends to go with my fake tan
I think you will find having a knife with a locking blade more than 3" in length in your car is also an offence, unless you have a good reason for having it. Your car is considered a public place for that purpose.
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IIRC all lock knifes and fixed knifes in uk regardless of size is illegal to carry in Uk in public place...
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