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Old 17 January 2007, 17:08   #1
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Knife for Lifejacket

My swiss army Skipper knife is starting to play up a little, so I'm looking for a new knife that fits on my life jacket well. I thought this time I would look at a blunt end sheaf knife, as aposed to a lock knife.

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Jono not got one but the "Race Rescue Knife" looked like it could be of use on a RIB but it is 34.99 at mailspeed. Page 114 in there new book
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The round nosed 'Bear Claw' by CRKT was designed specifically for river rafters and is far and away the best designed lifejacket knife I've ever seen. The price is pretty reasonable as well. I have one and will probably get a couple more so I have one for each lifejacket.

http://www.crkt.com/bearclaw.html
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There are plenty of stainless steel dviing knives out there that fit your spec. however, I would really give serious consideration to one of the titanium knives, such as the Beaver Rapier here http://www.roho.co.uk/acatalog/Robin...Knives_51.html
They keep an edge brilliantly and are really worth the extra expense.
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Jono not got one but the "Race Rescue Knife" looked like it could be of use on a RIB but it is 34.99 at mailspeed. Page 114 in there new book
http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/Produ...oductID/107174

looks good


I need the measurment for the sheaf (bit in red) to see if it will fit my lifejacket.

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Jono I will Measure mine and post the measurments.

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The round nosed 'Bear Claw' by CRKT was designed specifically for river rafters and is far and away the best designed lifejacket knife I've ever seen. The price is pretty reasonable as well. I have one and will probably get a couple more so I have one for each lifejacket.

http://www.crkt.com/bearclaw.html

Not bad price, looks good http://www.proclimber.co.uk/catalogu...roducts_id=154
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Jono I will Measure mine and post the measurments.

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Jono I have just realised i have a slightly different version.

http://www.shop4leatherman.co.uk/res...oat_knife.html

The measurement for the belt strap for the on in the attached picture is 48mm

Also comes with a strap to attach round your leg if you want.

Hope this helps

Btw i have found my knife to be great the huck on the end makes cutting ropes really easy.

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My favourite has to be the Gerber Rescue knife.

http://www.shop4gerber.co.uk/gerber_...cue_knife.html

Very sharp, safe, robust - it is locking though. You can get them in fabric pouches
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looks good, im found them on the bay - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Whitby-Tekno-R...QQcmdZViewItem

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My favourite has to be the Gerber Rescue knife.

http://www.shop4gerber.co.uk/gerber_...cue_knife.html

Very sharp, safe, robust - it is locking though. You can get them in fabric pouches
What about trying to open it with frozen fingers?

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Jono I can bring my Knife down to Pwllheli when i do my Level 2 for you to have a look at it if you like.

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What about trying to open it with frozen fingers?

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Teeth?

I've got a very similar one to the Gerber. It's easy to open even with gloved hands.
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For those not in on the joke, JF is one of those people who spends more time polishing his speedboat than actually using it. He has fantasies about ribbers with Bowie knives clamped between their teeth, so threads like this make his day!

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For those not in on the joke, JF is one of those people who spends more time polishing his speedboat than actually using it. He has fantasies about ribbers with Bowie knives clamped between their teeth, so threads like this make his day!

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Now remind us all, O Tall One, exactly what boat did you say you'd bought?.... been out on it lately... or too busy polishing....?
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"Big Fish" from Rooster sailing is a good bit of kit.
I have one and it works well.

http://www.roostersailing.com/mercha...ory_Code=tools
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