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Old 13 September 2012, 15:53   #31
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I used to have a non-folding Swimming knife under the dashboard of the boat, so you can't forget it, and as back-up one that is in my pocket(s)

I sharpen both ever month, and only used my folding one once to cut breat ...
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I used to have a non-folding Swimming knife under the dashboard of the boat, so you can't forget it, and as back-up one that is in my pocket(s)

I sharpen both ever month, and only used my folding one once to cut breat ...
I may have known him....I was tempted a couple of times myself!
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Unless your doing some other activity I can't see any other reason for carrying on board anything else but some sort of safety knife as long it can cut through the thickest rope you carry on board ,
only knife I carry on board is a 50 year old ex RAF dinghy/liferaft floating knife with a balsa wood handle with a 3 inch rounded blade that lives in the anchor box . Blade is still as sharpe as the day it was made ,,, mind it was made in sheffield .

Other pic is of the knife on carried on the Atlantic 75 s seat with another matching knife then kept forward on the first aid bag near the anchoring position .
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Old 15 September 2012, 05:17   #34
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some sort of safety knife as long it can cut through the thickest rope you carry on board ,
Well, or the thickest rope you think can caught round your prop.
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Well, or the thickest rope you think can caught round your prop.
For that I keep a junior hacksaw in the tool kit
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Old 15 September 2012, 11:09   #36
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For that I keep a junior hacksaw in the tool kit
Does it float
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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.
Have you got it? What do you think?
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Does it float
Ohhhhh yes ,,, lol ; )
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Have you got it? What do you think?
Not here yet - but wont be long .
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Safety Knife

I read this thread with interest before I bought one. I usually have a huge FO dive knife on me when afloat, but it's a bit gung-ho for dropping up to the pub and a PITA to remove the holder. Also, it hurts when I sit on it

I was tempted by the Gerber E-Z, but found the Spyderco Atlantic Salt when I was shopping. It is reputed to NEVER rust which swayed me to purchase it. Arrived today, the blade is around 4", opens and locks one handed. VERY sharp. The "sheep's foot" blade design should be fairly safe around people and toobs. There is a lanyard hole as it doesn't float and the belt clip is Titanium - all in all it's very light and slips unnoticed into any pocket.
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