Diving Knives

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by notdku, May 6, 2007.

  1. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm going diving later this month in Mexico and want a new dive knife with
    holster.

    Doesn't have to be a "dive knife" just a semi-long knife with leg holster.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Personally, I love Spyderco's Tasman Salt series.

    Yes, a folder, but corrosion resistant like crazy. Bright handles are visible even in the deep.
     

  3. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    I prefer the “Blue Tang” made by Underwater Kinetics. It breaks completely down for cleaning and has a great feel underwater even if you are wearing gloves, additionally the sheath is a one hand easy release but secures the knife extremely well.

    Scubie

    Underwater Kinetics Blue Tang Dive Knife
    Two blade designs, one hand release sheath and a patented corrosion reducing handle linkage make this traditional dive knife a winner for almost any style of diving.
     

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  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Wow! I checked out the UK website, nice knives and they're reasonable too. Is that the Titanium model Scubie?
     
  5. Dzscubie

    Dzscubie New Member

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    Nope, mine is regular steel (sorry don't know what type it is) but I keep it coated with silicon grease and clean it after each dive so I have never had a problem. The butt cap screws off and the synthetic screw piece that tabs into the tang of the knife comes off then the handle slips off and your ready to clean. Let dry coat with silicon and your ready to go again.

    If your interested I'll break mine down and post up some pictures.

    Scubie
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The closest I'll ever come to diving is if I slip in the bathtub. ;)
     
  7. Swampbilly

    Swampbilly New Member

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    On the topic of diving knives...back many years ago, when I was diving, I chose the blunt tip knife. Most uses for a diving knife are slicing or prying...more use as a utilitarian tool than need for a pointed sticker.
    One of the first thing to happen with some divers is they end up breaking the pointed tip right off of their knives.

    Blunt Tip Scuba Diving Knives

    Also, research the different grades of stainless steel and get a good grade...not all stainless is created equal. In any event, you'll want to rinse everything in a fresh water bath after diving anyhow. Stainless may not rust, per se, but it can corrode somewhat with salt water exposure.

    Regards,

    Swampbilly