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Old 26 September 2020, 05:06   #1
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Which knife?!

Quickie for you all

What's your knife of choice whilst out on the boat? I've got a leatherman Wave which I love but also a round ended serrated blade knife but both lack a belt clip.

I've snagged a prop recently in a creel with about 50m of black rope floating on the surface of the water before the buoy... Having a sharp knife was a lifesaver!

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Old 26 September 2020, 05:38   #2
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Aqualung Agronaut, on the boat - just in case

https://www.divein.com/dive-knife/
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Old 26 September 2020, 05:55   #3
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One of these clipped to my LJ

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Iíve got a wichard offshore and a filleting knife on board. Iíve never had to use the Wichard in anger and Iím shocking at filleting. If I filleted a whale, you would still be able to read the paper through them.

I did get a rope round the prop of a canal boat once. I found a bread knife was quite effective as you had quite a long stroke length.
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Old 26 September 2020, 09:31   #5
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iv just had to buy a new one after throwing mine overboard in a bucket full of fish guts and heads so i bought the same knife i had so it fits in the holder on my transom https://www.deepbluedive.com/catalog...category/1477/
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I have an abiding fear of pointy knives in a RIB - some idiot (probably me) is sure to drop it point down on a tube. I have a flat ended dive knife strapped to the back of my seat and a Spyderco Salt knife in a pocket on my LJ - it's on a lanyard c/w clip so if I have to use it outboard, I can loop it over my wrist. It's been in the water releasing nets from a prop - luckily not clipped to me that time (sorry again, Mrs Mc.)
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Old 26 September 2020, 11:19   #7
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green river plus round nose on the lifejacket, leatherman and net knife all with lanyards
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oh i also have one of these
https://gb.gillmarine.com/personal-rescue-knife/
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I have similar to Beerbelly in my buoyancy aid pocket but for serious rope cutting in the toolkit I have a serrated steak knife ground round at the end and handle drilled to fit a lanyard.
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I have a variety of knives on board, but had to cut a rope quickly on Monday evening and used a rope cutter that lives in my Bouyancy aid. I was surprised quite how good it was.

Something like this: Rescue Knife - Rope and Belt Cutter https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ATTAW..._zb5BFb99KSF9E

May add one permanently to the side of the console.
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<<I have an abiding fear of pointy knives in a RIB - some idiot (probably me) is sure to drop it point down on a tube. I have a flat ended dive knife strapped to the back of my seat.>>
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exactly same
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...but for serious rope cutting in the toolkit I have a serrated steak knife ground round at the end and handle drilled to fit a lanyard.
That's interesting - a commercial fishfarm diver of my acquaintance swears by a certain brand of kitchen "office knife" for close quarters rope work - he buys them in dozens. Inox and wickedly sharp. One of his colleagues almost lost a finger to one...

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I have one of these prior to them having to cease delivery https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Lomo...is-yellow.html
Could do with a longer blade any recommend a serrated bread Type knife that won’t rust?
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Hard boat but:
Original Leatherman in a pouch on belt & a Buck lockblade folder as a pocket knife.

Having played about with various sheath knives over the years I settled on a small stainless kitchen knife with a 4" blade for fine filleting of fish for the table and a 8"" blade general purpose stainless kitchen knife for everything else incl bait cutting, line etc - the 8" being the same sort of thing as the local dayboat fishermen have used for years.
The long knife lives in a metal rod holder tube fixed to the console.
Both will take edges like razors & I use the spine of one knife as a strop for the other, same as you would with a steel.
Kept locked inside console when boat unattended.
If you don't want a pointed blade that's easily accomplished with a grinder.
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Thought I'd lost my knife, then found it, but ordered an Ocean Safety rescue knife before a trip. £40, serrated edge, blunt tip. Plastic sheath is an absolute nonsense. You pull it out at an angle to deploy. It will probably have my finger one of these days.

I also have a fixed gut hook knife that I wear on my life jacket belt in a woven nylon sheath. Used in anger a few times. I've hit a hidden lobster or crab pot (coke bottle) and ruined a perfectly good prop.

Whatever you have, stainless steel or not. Wash knife after use in fresh water, dry, then run a little mineral oil over it. Amazing how salt water in right conditions destroys everything.
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Whatever you have, stainless steel or not. Wash knife after use in fresh water, dry, then run a little mineral oil over it. Amazing how salt water in right conditions destroys everything.
For those feeling spendy (smallribber will maybe use a disposable from the chipper) there is also titanium - provided they aren't left in anoxic conditions they won't rust. Not the "best" blade qualities but fit and forget.
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I have a Gill - flat end rescue knife in sheath on helm jockey, and a carabiner type knife with straight and serrated blades on my LJ

Also have an old school small "Captain Currie" knife with shackle key and marlin spike. The blade remains incredibly sharp. Very useful bit of kit.

How often do people sharpen their boat knives?
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Gerber on my belt and a Gerber EZ Out on my vest. https://www.gerber-store.co.uk/knive...scue-knife-p39 theyíre tremendously sharp out of the box. They do rust eventually in seawater.

For swiftwater rescue I have an NRS Pilot Knife https://www.roho.co.uk/nrs-pilot-knife mounted on a lashtab on my PFD. It never gets used, if I need to cut something I use another knife so this is as sharp as possible should I need to cut myself free from a snag.
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Ive had a gerber strongarm for a few years.

Its not a knife, its a lightsabre.

when it comes to ropes, I mean any ropes they just MELT instantly

I keep it for safety on the sailboat when racing, its not general purpose but its nice to have a proper knife

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