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Old 06 August 2012, 14:20   #11
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After reading this:

http://www.rya.org.uk/sitecollection...G%20KNIVES.pdf

I guess if you went on a cruise for lunch somewhere then it would be better for you to take it with you and not leave it onboard and therefore you would have a good reason to have it on your person.
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Old 06 August 2012, 14:40   #12
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i have the Gerber E-Z Rescue knife, i think its great
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Old 06 August 2012, 16:42   #13
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Have you made your choice yet whisper?? Yellow looks good
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Old 07 August 2012, 02:36   #14
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I guess if you went on a cruise for lunch somewhere then it would be better for you to take it with you and not leave it onboard and therefore you would have a good reason to have it on your person.
The round tipped ones with the chunky floating handle are very obviously a specialist knife with a blade of aprox 3". While you cannot guarantee that you wont be given a hard time, it would take a very bloody minded Policeman to insist it was being carried without good cause.

Another thing worth having is Tuffkut scissors, they are effectively disposal at a couple of quid but they will cut through anything (famously even a 1p piece). Very handy things, used by everyone from angler charter skippers to paramedics.
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I use the Gerber I also have a rounded off Backstabber for Bigger Jobs. The important thing for me is that the Knife is sharp and hasa blunt tip.
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Have you made your choice yet whisper?? Yellow looks good
Might clash with his hair

Always like the idea of something that floats when used on a boat - very easy to drop into the water when clearing a prop.
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Old 07 August 2012, 09:45   #17
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Think I will go for the cheap floating hair clashing one
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Old 08 August 2012, 03:40   #18
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I have a cheapy stainless steel sailing knife that is attached on a line to a small fender, so I can throw it to dinghy sailors in the water to cut lines if needed. The fender keeps it afloat and makes it easy to recover from the water. It has seen action a few times and works well.
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What was your impression on the folding/floating safety knife and tuffcut scissors in the end?
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All great so far but I'm still putting them through their paces so I will report back soon.....
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