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Old 21 September 2006, 15:10   #1
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rib knife

hi we want i knife to keep on our boat but we dont know wat to buy please can u give me some websites or something.
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Old 21 September 2006, 15:25   #2
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Based on where you are give DDS a call (http://www.dorsetdiving.co.uk/) a call.

Would suggest one with a blunt end.

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Old 21 September 2006, 15:31   #3
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It has been said that to be a truly well-equipped ribber there is no substitute for a large Bowie knife. Preferably held firmly between the teeth!

If that's not your style then a diving knife with a scalloped edge for cutting rope is handy.

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Old 21 September 2006, 15:38   #4
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Hi

I got a blunt ended divers knife on e-bay recently for £11.50 including postage.

See link

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWN%3AIT&rd=1

It does the job - can slice thro rope, fingers - anything really in a second!
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Old 21 September 2006, 15:46   #5
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Pinto,

Let me know if it rusts and if it sdoesn't I might be treating myslef.

Also can you post a picture of the sheaf and how it fits to a belt etc.
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Old 21 September 2006, 15:52   #6
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im really lokking for one that has a rounded end so u cant puncture your tubes with it
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Old 21 September 2006, 16:09   #7
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I used it today and there is no rust yet - and it better stay that way. It is a divers knife, and therefore for use in the water - so it better not rust!

I leave it on the boat (locked away!), so I do not have it here - will take my camera down and get a photo and post it for you.

I know what you mean about a rounded edge, but this one although it looks sharp at the end as it is cut off square, and it is blunt at the tip though, so should not be a danger to the tubes.
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Hi

I have the Whitby saftey boat knife i have found it to be very durable also very sharp and the end is rounded so no burst tubes i have cut through an inch thick piece of rope with reasonable ease. It doesn't seem to be showing any signs of rust after 2 seasons hard use. Also the holder is very strong and secure it has never come out. I use the leg straps when i am working on a saftey boat and fing them to be very effective in times when you need it quickly.

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

Hope this helps

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I used it today and there is no rust yet... I leave it on the boat (locked away!)
Best test will be what state it's in next spring after a winter on board the boat. Hope it's in better shape than my rusty "stainless steel" snorkelling knife
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I keep this on my PFD while boating. It is Columbia River Knife & Tool comapany's 'Bear Claw" with the tear drop point. The rounded & blunt 'point' and inset blade will minimize the threat to the tubes, while the serrated edge cuts through rope and webbing extremely efficiently. Here is a link:

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