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rikhall 03-26-2011 12:55 PM

Boat pocket knife
Looking for your collective wisdom (or sillyness).

For ten plus years I have worn a Spyderco Salt, both while sailing and most of the other time as well. I just lost my second one yesterday and I am tired of loosing a $65.00 knife.

Any suggestions for a knife with a clip that I can open with one hand and is a good "Boat Knife" for less money? And is as unobtrusive in my pocket.

West marine for $20.00 ??? Does it have a clip?



r.furborough 03-26-2011 01:10 PM

Yes it does have a clip, the clip will be lost within a week! 2 small screws going into about a 1/8" plastic are all that hold the clip in place. It does have a hole in the handle to allow the use of a lanyard.

I am on my second, returned the first after loosing the clip, didn't bother after loosing the clip on the second. I got mine when on sale for about $10.

Only good for cutting lines.

Minnewaska 03-26-2011 03:51 PM

Leatherman knives: c33L/c33LX

A semi-serrated blade and a beer bottle opener. Come on...... sailing written all over it. Maybe $25. Very sturdy, good clip.

centaursailor 03-26-2011 03:58 PM

Mine is a Greber Suspension, a nice little multi tool. Even the lanyard eye folds and locks away.:cool:
Must check if it has is a bottle opener tho.:laugher :laugher
Think it cost about 35 euro, got a great write up in one of the sailing mags over here.
Safer sailing

bljones 03-26-2011 04:20 PM

I refuse to spend more than $20 on a knife.
$9- no clip, but does have a lanyard bale:

$12.99- has a clip, although I'd rather have a lanyard than a clip.
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LakeCruiser 03-26-2011 07:22 PM

Great knife
Strong belt clip, 2-3/4" serrated SS blade: WalMart - $1.00!!!! Shoulda bought 5 or 6. And is it sharp! If I lose this one, it's only a buck. Lost my good $32.00 Myerchin on my slip last summer. 17' deep there, weeds, etc.

rikhall 03-26-2011 07:53 PM

Wally World sells boat knives? Too cool. Great suggestions. Many thanks, keep 'em coming.


SJ34 03-27-2011 12:05 AM

Myerchin P300 on lanyards on the boat and T300 in my pocket.

MarkCK 03-27-2011 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by rikhall (Post 713282)
Wally World sells boat knives? Too cool. Great suggestions. Many thanks, keep 'em coming.


I am not sure that they sell boat knives per se, but they do have a good selection of knives. A couple of years ago I lost my $60 Myerchin while out on the boat. From here on out my budget is about $20 and I have bought a few from Wal Mart. Wal Mart carries a pretty good selection of Buck Gerbers and a couple of off brands that I hadn't heard of.

I did come across a $5 boat knife at harbor freight one time. I thought for the money how bad can it be. It was that bad. The thing started coming apart within weeks of when I bought it. I am not knocking everything at harbor freight. I actually really like a lot of stuff there, just not the $5 boat knife.

Minnewaska 03-27-2011 10:01 AM

Like we all know, put the word boat on it and double the price for the same object. IMHO, you need a serrated blade, made from non-corrosive material and the ability to open it with one hand (could be the other one you are wanting to cut free). There are plenty of those that don't say boat on them.

I kid about the bottle opener above, but they also make the same knife with a couple of screwdriver blades. If not for the pliers on the leatherman multi-tool, this knife really has all the stuff I use most. I have an older version of the one I posted above (all stainless), but I'm thinking of ordering one of these:

Leatherman knives: c33T/c33Tx

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