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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I have a Myerchin Titanium... it wasn't my original choice and was sent to me by Myerchin as a replacement for their "Light" knife that had a built in push light. My locking mechanism broke within 1 year; the knife was hardly ever used. I sent it into Myerchin under warranty and didn't hear anything back from them. I called them 2 weeks after it was sent and they stated they couldn't locate my knife. After several calls and hearing this repeated response I'm glad I had my shipping/tracking receipt - after providing this to them they told me they no longer had my prior style of knife so they sent me the Titanium instead. All in all it took 3 months from the time I sent in my knife for warranty until I received a replacement.

Overall the knife looks and feels good; I'm still a little suspect on quality. I've seen other reviews complaining about problems with the warranted locking mechanism (when it's broke it allows the knife to "float" about half an inch outside of it's casing, exposing the sharp tip). These guys are a very small operation out of CA and the way my warranty work was mishandled was concerning. Absent getting the replacement I'm not sure I would purchase again.
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

SOG trident and my MKIII navy diver... love them, had them for years

although issued to me so was free, i might be impartial
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

After searching the web for a bit last year looking for the perfect sailing knife to carry on my belt while underway(my criteria, of course)...non-folding so I don't have to open it to use it, carbon steel so I can keep it sharp enough to slash through a 5/8 line in a flash, with a blunt end on the blade to prevent inadvertent puncturing of important things and body parts, and the heft to sit in a belt pouch without falling out...I bought a good used butcher knife on ebay for eight dollars, broke the blade at six inches, filed the broken end to round the sharp points at the break, sealed the handle with Deks Olje, and sharpened it to a fine edge. It's a great knife...heavy, sharp, and ready for use.

For marlinspike and other tools that are not normally needed in an emergency, I go to the toolbox.
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

ZZgata: How do you attach it to the PFD? I suppose you sew it to the webbing? Where on the PFD?
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I lash it to the harness on my pfd and put a lanyard/shock cord on the handle of the knife. I lash it horizontally, which works well for me. The holes in the sheath make it easy to attach it where you want.
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

Similar to fryewe, I bought a boning knife and cut if down. The marlinspike I turned on a lathe. For a sheath, I just sewed on up out of leather. Other than needing to make a new sheath after ~6 years of wearing it 120 days/year, it hasn't needed anything. I have probably sharpened it 50 times at this point.

I also carry a leatherman wave for those simple projects where I don't want to bother going and getting out the toolbox. There isn't a lanyard on it because I never really use it in situations where it should have one.
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I have a Myerchin Lightknife. The marlinspike isn't a spike exactly, but a slim hook that you can push into a knot, hook below the loop holding it tight, and remove it pretty quickly. The serrated blade cuts nicely, but the tip is pointed and might hole anything inflatable (which hasn't been an issue for me yet).

It's got a 18" lanyard attached to a small carabiner that i clip to a belt loop. The knife is in my pocket, easily retrieveable with one hand, and won't go for a swim.
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I found a link to the knife my son bought for me.

It is an 'NRS Co-Pilot Knife':

NRS Co-Pilot Knife

Not sure how I'll attach it to my PFD.
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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

Carbon

Thanks for the post, I have read thru several knife threads hoping to find something that appeals to me. I think I have found it thru your post. Have you owned it long enough to decide how well it keeps an edge?


Non-folding, compact and blunt tip is what I am looking for if any others have suggestions.

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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I have the NRS Co-Pilot on my pfd for whitewater kayaking and it works well for that. It does a decent job of cutting but doesn't cut really small diameter stuff very easily since it just gets hung up in the serrated part. Luckily in that sport, you use your knife so infrequently (well expect for making pb&j) that I have no idea how well it holds an edge.
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