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Old 30 August 2012, 15:07   #21
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Safety Knife Review

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
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Old 30 August 2012, 16:08   #22
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How much is delivery?
On small items it is 2.50 and that includes import duty.

Thanks for the detailed write up W!

Glad you find them both handy.
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Old 30 August 2012, 16:50   #24
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http://eezycut.com/

I carry a couple of these when diving and have one on my lifejacket. They are extremely sharp and will cut up to about 8mm - no chance of puncturing a tube...
You're unlikely to get any problems with the police either.
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Old 30 August 2012, 17:12   #25
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got the same salopets. You really need to check Letherman knives, a wide range of different tool knives, full inox and really haevy duty
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The Leatherman I've got rusted up the first time it was exposed to salt air (not water.) It was, admittedly, a very early version. I prefer the Gerber multi-tools, but carry a simple fixed blade knife for the boat (and while diving.)

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that s strange, and something i didn t know. My father got a Gerber from more than 10 year, still in excellent state ! and less expensive than Leatherman
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Plus, the Gerbers, when using pliers, place the rounded edge against your hands, unlike (most of) the Leatherman's, which have the open side of the blade carrying handles outward (read: hurts to apply pressure.)

As I said, the Leatherman's I've seen were a semi-stainless steel (rusts fairly easiliy.) The Gerbers are stainless that has been hard-chromed (sort of a satin finish to them), and they seem to hold up pretty well, even around sea air (and the occasional dunking.)

Tim: Thanks for the Eezycut link. Have to get a few of those.

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You can get a stainless steel "Wave" Leatherman for about 70 quid.
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Thanks to Whisper for the review...knife ordered from Alderney Marine

I have always carried knives of various types on the water ( only had to use in anger twice and one of those was at the Folly to make the hole bigger in the tube ) , but his one will now be attached to me at all times ( even though it floats!)

I also carry a mutlitool that was about 4 from a petrol station about 15 years ago and going strong ...its amazing that sometimes you good kit really doesn't cost a fortune.
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