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Old 18 January 2007, 04:21   #21
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so threads like this make his day!

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Only half a day, for a full one we'd need another "drilling hole" or "console change" thread!

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Old 18 January 2007, 04:22   #22
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Just to make your day complete.

I have to admit this totaly unsuitable piece of hardware lives in the bottom of my kit box.

It is hard to believe now that my parents brought me this almost 25 years ago for my 15th Birthday when we were all into diving.

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Just to make your day complete.

I have to admit this totaly unsuitable piece of hardware lives in the bottom of my kit box.
You're not the only one-I've got one of these that lives aboard. I've ground the tip off though so I can't stab the tubes by mistake...

I've also got the floating filleting knife on board but that stays firmly locked away unless I'm filleting fish on the shore.
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Old 18 January 2007, 05:45   #24
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got his from the Crewsaver people, It's similar to an open razor and it's called the CrewShaver
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or "console change" thread!
I wonder if you know how close you came to having your wish granted

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Jono,

I tried to take some closeups of the rounded tip of the CRKT bearclaw blade. As you can see from the photos, the concave inset of the serrated blade greatly reduces the likelihood of accidentally slashing a tube even if one is frantically trying to cut through rope or webbing.
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Old 18 January 2007, 12:29   #27
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The sheath holds the knife very securely while allowing very quick disengagement as well. a few more pictures;
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Old 18 January 2007, 13:44   #28
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I personally use the teflon coated hook-tipped rescue knife shown on the first page. It is slightly bulky for my preference, but the hook tip is very useful for my purposes; and there is a very positive locking action in it's sheath.


Re the BearClaw style of knife - here is a quote from another email list that I am on -

Lastly one story of a self-rescue with a knife when a spray skirt snagged behind a kayaker and needed to be cut free. He attributes his life to a knife I believe called a "bear claw", curved blade with a large hole in the blade. During the long ordeal he attributes the hole in the blade with saving his life... "no other knife would have allowed me to keep a grip on the knife with numb hands and repeatedly slash behind me to cut the sprayskirt free."

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Old 18 January 2007, 15:45   #29
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WMM,

I did a search and came across this discussion about lifejacket knives, which also mentioned that same kayak incident.


http://www.mountainbuzz.com/viewtopic.php?t=12000


What amazes me is how many of these people think that their lifejacket knife should be used as a general purpose knife . They just don't get it.
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Old 18 January 2007, 15:55   #30
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Is this the same as yours?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BEAR-CLAW-FULL...QQcmdZViewItem

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