After looking round at all the many different knives on the market I was sent a couple of items to try from Channel Ribs (Alderney Marine) and I have to say I've stopped looking now and here is my review on the two items:
Floating Safety Knife:
Priced at only £7.50 this has to be a no brainer! The blade measures 7cm (2 3/4") which I believe is under the legal limit and the whole thing is very robust.
It has a hole in the blade to aid one handed opening, the handle is a good size and easy to grip and the serrated blade is razor sharp so be careful, in fact it will cut through a thick rope with ease. The end of the blade is round so it's good news for your toobs and the hole in the handle could be connected to a lanyard.
But the best thing about this knife is that it floats, either with the handle closed or open, it will float on the surface enabling you to recover it from the water. The particular knife I tried was a carrot orange colour but I believe these are more commonly made in yellow.
My verdict is that sometimes you don't have to spend lots of money for a great product that does the job and does it well. And in my opinion, it is right up there with those little orange whistles, clamseals and kill cords.
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Folding Floating Rescue Knife, Alderney Marine Ltd
Tuf Kut Scissors
These scissors are great! Simple yet very effective!
The Stainless Steel blades have a slight serrated edge and they are extremely sharp! They could be used for anything from cutting small rope, hypalon or pvc and also used for fishing or first aid. My pair now live in my fishing box but have been out numerous times to do other jobs.
The only downside is that they don't float! However at just £2.50 they are a bargain
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Tuf Kut Scissors, Alderney Marine Ltd
Overall on either item you just can't go wrong