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Old 05-25-2012
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

Ndj,

That is part of the problem. With modern lines like spectra/dyneema and vectran, there isn't a knife I know of that will hold an edge for more than 3-4 cuts. This means constant resharpening, and none of the serrated blades are easily sharpened on the boat. For splicing I have ceramic knives that are good for about 10 cuts (these are supposed to never need sharpening). But ceramic is to brittle for use on a boat as a primary knife.
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