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Old 15 June 2006, 19:15   #31
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With all these sharp tongued, ASBO thread subscribers around, I wouldn't have thought the need for Knives!

Now where's my Hoody
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Old 16 June 2006, 04:36   #32
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I was aiming to mitigate worst case scenarios:
Forgetting to take pocket knife,
Me overboard and lost with the only knife,
Cold wet numb hands fumbling to open the pocket knife, etc

I've been in only one situation where both crew were trying to get at knives lost under layers of clothing while we were being blown onto a reef. Where seconds count, it would have been a lot calmer to have the knife mounted where it's most needed.
Plus they're shiny.

I like the hosepipe idea.
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Old 16 June 2006, 05:14   #33
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One of these... straps nicely to your leg.
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Old 16 June 2006, 06:57   #34
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One of these... straps nicely to your leg.
Fairburn-Sykes - brilliant knife - looks really evil - only designed for one purpose - killing people!!!
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Old 16 June 2006, 06:59   #35
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Charming.
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For the first time you have impressed me, with your SF knife knowlege. You can still buy one of these from Wilkinson but it will cost an arm and a leg and is not a good boating knife. If you have a WWII original in good condition it is worth thousands ( particularly in the USA) I just happen to have a Navel Officers, Wilkinson Sword, engraved as a gift to my Father from the Marine Society in 1953. The Marine Society, in 1939 promised to give any student of the last officers training course, conducted at HMS Warspite, London ( shore based training station, at that time) a sword if they were actually commisioned. Unfortunately we lost his brother (my Uncle) on HMS Hood a few years later and my Father was taking back seat on a Stringbag, off the Ark during the battle with the Bismark. Want to make me an offer? Yes, I am from Yorkshire, not frigging Cleveland.
Just ramblings from another YANK.
Regards, and best of luck with your new RIB.
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Old 16 June 2006, 13:08   #37
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...For the first time you have impressed me, with your SF knife knowlege. ....
What ? By passing yer mouse over the posted piccie and having the name pop up...then "Googling it"..... like wot I did..... very impressive..
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Old 16 June 2006, 13:57   #38
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What ? By passing yer mouse over the posted piccie and having the name pop up...then "Googling it"..... like wot I did..... very impressive..
Thanks Jono
Guess I have just discovered that there is more than one " prawn" on this forum.
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I've never used it for anything but. After all, what's the point of it if not to find out about stuff!
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