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Old 19 June 2013, 10:19   #41
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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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Old 19 June 2013, 10:47   #42
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Point of interest. I carry gardening secateurs on board to deal with fouling. Invariably they don't rust, have unbeatable leavarage, can be used single handed and have self grabbing ability ( those that use them will know ), they hold the bit to be cut and can be used to untangle.
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Old 19 June 2013, 11:12   #43
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I got one of these not from this site.

Ocean Safety Sheath knife Safety Equipment review by Yachting Monthly Apr 2008

Got plenty of divers knives but like this as it has not only a blunt end but it is curved.

As usual ran my thumb over the knife just to check how sharp it was, it was the first knife to ever slice open my thumb.... oops.

Also when i told the Mrs last summer to jump off the bow of the boat at priory bay cause it was reading 0.4 meters at the stern of the boat and she went up to her waist (sandbank) they were effortless into turning her jeans into denim shorts
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Point of interest. I carry gardening secateurs on board to deal with fouling. Invariably they don't rust, have unbeatable leavarage, can be used single handed and have self grabbing ability ( those that use them will know ), they hold the bit to be cut and can be used to untangle.
mister p, try using a serrated rescue knife on some thick nylon rope and just see how good for the job these knifes are usually one cut is all thats needed.... like a hot knife through butter
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umm, more than I told Mrs willk. Away and do yer own shopping
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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.
Hi willk

That looks to be a good knife but I hope you are aware that locking knives are classed as being illegal to carry in public so if you get caught with it in a pub it could turn out to be a very expensive pint.

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mister p, try using a serrated rescue knife on some thick nylon rope and just see how good for the job these knifes are usually one cut is all thats needed.... like a hot knife through butter
Kerny I know and agree. But with these you can prune as well, and do your nails when locking through!!!
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Hi willk

That looks to be a good knife but I hope you are aware that locking knives are classed as being illegal to carry in public so if you get caught with it in a pub it could turn out to be a very expensive pint.

I'd just tweak that a bit...

"locking knives are classed as being illegal to carry in public without good reason"

and it would be up to the magistrate to decide if you had a good reason.

I concede that flashing it around as you show your mates in the pub how sharp it is likely to require some explanation to your friendly PC, but having it stowed safely on a boat being towed on a public road is unlikely to cause trouble I would think.

As you say Siochair, best not to just leave it in your pocket and forget about it.
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Hi willk

That looks to be a good knife but I hope you are aware that locking knives are classed as being illegal to carry in public so if you get caught with it in a pub it could turn out to be a very expensive pint.

True, and a good point, but then I tend to frequent the sort of pubs where they don't frisk you at the door

I decided to make the change when I found myself in a chipper with a 7" blade strapped to my waist - not a good look. I reckon I can get a safety knife past most rozzers if I'm wearing boating gear and can point to my boat!

On that general subject, any fixed blade over a pathetic few inches (3?) is "illegal" so the locking bit is just the icing. Personally, I'd rather have a rescue knife that was as good as possible and argue the point later if I had to. I don't see the point in a folding rescue knife with a tiny blade that just folds back and cuts yer fingers off first time it slips!
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Spyderco make a great knife,have one over 10 years now and still perfect.
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