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post #25 of Old 12-19-2006
Newport41
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I found (literally) a SOG Seal Pup. I always buy the chepest knife I can find but now that I have an expensive knife ($120 I think) I would get another if I lost it. It's a fixed blade. Any folder is weak no matter how strong they claim to be. A survival expert once told me you should be able to stick a knife is a tree and stand on it. I though he was kidding. I am VERY hard on things like knives and this one takes it. It holds an edge for months. I oil it every once is a while and rinse it after saltwater and it never rusts. I use it sailing, at work (forest firefighter), camping, diving, everywhere. I use it as a hammer, a pry bar, a steak knife. I never thought of myself as a knife guy but this thing is freakin' sweet. I think West Marine sells them. In rough weather Spinnaker flying or any other sailing where I'm worried about people getting caught up in things I wear it on my lifejacket where I can reach it with both hands. Please don;t ever where anything let alone a knife around your neck. It seems obvious but I've seen a guy being dragged beside his boat turning blue and he can't cut himself loose cuase it's his knife lanyard that's got him fouled up.
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