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What sailing knife do you use?

I must admit that I haven't been good about having a knife on me while sailing. This is something I need to rectify. I plan to get one and have it permanently attached to my harness/lifejacket.

Which knife do you use and how do you keep it at the ready?





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in of these



with red lens mag lite
Nice. I like that it glows in the dark.

Can you open the blade one handed?

Can you open the shackle key one handed?

Has anyone ever really needed a phid in a hurry??

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Re: What sailing knife do you use?

I have a couple older versions of this knife, with serrated blades. Flicks open with one hand, with what they call the "blade launcher". It just gets the blade started, with a slight flick of the wrist, it locks open. I have one with and without the small screw drivers. They all have the caribeaner/bottle opener. I leave it clipped inside my front pocket.

I just used it Sunday to cut some line off a permanent fender. It went through like a hot knife through butter.

$35 to $40, so losing it wouldn't ruin me entire weekend, like most "sailing" knives.

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Every tool has to be alone. Knives are for cutting. Including other tools to the same handle might be an easy way to carry them but using them is not. You may need a screwdriver and a plier for the removal of a machine screw.

Knives on board are needed for cutting and generally in an emergency. This knife can be carried easily, you can open it with one hand, the blade is long enough to cut a rope in one strike. The blade locks when you open it.
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.....Every tool has to be alone....l.
I would say this and the skeleton version of it are among the most popular I see on a sailors belt. I have one for when I'm doing chores, I don't like it for sailing personally. However, you can open either of the blades with one hand. It's just not as fast or easy as the one I showed above.

I find I use the screwdrivers very often. They are flat and don't make the knife much wider than the version I have without them.

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I carry a Myerchin Safety Dive knife on my belt. The quality is awesome and it's flat profile means it doesn't get in the way.
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Leatherman Wave - I use the pliers as much or more than the knife.
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I have a Davis. Great all around knife. 100% stainless construction, durable.
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