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Old 06 August 2012, 12:03   #1
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Safety Knife?

I know this subject has been done before, but I'm looking for a Safety Knife that has a tube friendly rounded end and can be stored in a 5" pouch that comes on a pair of Musto Sallopets, or alternatively I could remove the pouch and go for a small fixed blade.

I'm not knife crazy so it has to be a safe usable tool to use possibly in an emergency at sea to cut rope etc.

I would like my purchase to be a responsible one so any advice would be welcome.

So far I have found this:

Gerber EZ Out Rescue Knife - Round Tip, Tools, Repair Kits & Fixings | Mailspeed Marine
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look at this page on web

http://www.bhipltd.co.uk/leatherman/...-rescue-knives

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Thanks, looking at the link I posted above the blade is over 3" so I guess it is not within the law.

So looking at the Leatherman page I think this one looks ok and it floats too:

Whitby DK97- Floating safety knife - rescue knives- DK97
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Thanks, looking at the link I posted above the blade is over 3" so I guess it is not within the law.
I may be out of date, can you not carry a knife over 3" so long as you have a good reason? Wearing boaty gear, doing boaty things ought to be a good one.

We do a folding floating knife with a round tip that has an awesome serrated blade, more than capable of clearing props etc.
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I have one of these, very sharp but not for a xanthophobiac

RRK Race Rescue Knife Blunt Nose
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I may be out of date, can you not carry a knife over 3" so long as you have a good reason? Wearing boaty gear, doing boaty things ought to be a good one.

We do a folding floating knife with a round tip that has an awesome serrated blade, more than capable of clearing props etc.
But if I tie up to a pontoon and go into a pub for lunch do I still have a good reason to carry it?

Do you have a pic or any details of your floating knife?

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I have one of these, very sharp but not for a xanthophobiac

RRK Race Rescue Knife Blunt Nose
I really like that one
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I have one of these, very sharp but not for a xanthophobiac

RRK Race Rescue Knife Blunt Nose
We have one of these cable-tied to the drivers backrest for easy access.

We tend to use Gerber EZ-Out Rescue knifes for personal carry knifes.

E-Z Out Rescue - Yellow, Full Serration, Blunt Tip
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We have one of these cable-tied to the drivers backrest for easy access.

We tend to use Gerber EZ-Out Rescue knifes for personal carry knifes.

E-Z Out Rescue - Yellow, Full Serration, Blunt Tip
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NRS Titanium Co-Pilot Knife This is a small knife that's sharp and does not rust.
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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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i have the Gerber E-Z Rescue knife, i think its great
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Have you made your choice yet whisper?? Yellow looks good
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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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Think I will go for the cheap floating hair clashing one
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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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