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09-03-2011 09:12 PM
arknoah
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Originally Posted by arf145 View Post
So I take it this was recommended by Jethro?
Absolutely. It was either that or be a fry cook

(Mind you, I do still like the knife: easy to use, small and reliable.)
09-02-2011 08:13 PM
smallboatlover look into ka bar there nice knife i won't go on my boat with out it and if i take it out of my pocket the halyard goes on my hand right away.
09-02-2011 06:05 PM
jfdubu I'm on my second west marine knife. No problem with the clip and it cuts everything includeing my finger (another story) Don't try to stab and cut, blunt blade end.

My first one was lost to Davey jones right after I told my story of how my winch came apart in the middle of a tack and miraculously all the parts stayed on the boat
09-02-2011 05:49 PM
arf145
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Originally Posted by arknoah View Post
I've been using this simple $20.00 knife from West Marine.

Plus having the case there makes me feel like a secret agent or "double-naught" spy. (Let's see who can get that TV reference)
So I take it this was recommended by Jethro?
09-02-2011 12:24 PM
Minnewaska The laws on one handed operation of a knife are vague. My knife can be opened with one hand (thankfully, as its designed to cut the other one out of the tangle), but does not have a spring, nor will it open by gravity. You get it started by pulling your finger over a tab near the pivot point and flick it with your wrist. You can get it open quite easily, but suspect this was designed not to meet the switchblade laws. I did however, buy a knife at a NY sporting good store that worked the same way, however, once you pulled on the tab, a spring finished the job. I was surprised and never understood how they were allowed to sell it, nor did I buy it for that reason. Nevertheless, I don't object. Each of these knives has a fairly short blade, under 4" for sure, probably 3", which may also make a difference under a given State's law.
09-02-2011 12:04 PM
ftldiver fwiw, I read someone was arrested in an east coast city (nyc/boston?) for a knife that could be opened with only 1 hand....

personally, I carry a leatherman. (using the pliers mostly).
09-01-2011 04:02 PM
arknoah I've been using this simple $20.00 knife from West Marine.

WEST MARINE Stainless-Steel Serrated Rigging Knife at West Marine

I tend to carry it in an iPod-type case on my left bicep so it's out of the way, yet easy to take out and use. Plus having the case there makes me feel like a secret agent or "double-naught" spy. (Let's see who can get that TV reference)
09-01-2011 11:16 AM
danr620 I agree with Tempest. I've used the gerber paraframe mini, for years. It stays sharp, costs $10 at wally, has the clip, and when I forget and have to give it the friggin'g airline, its only $10.

good luck

Dan
09-01-2011 08:29 AM
anthony1 I always carry a swiss army knife when I go sailing. Knife blades, hacksaw, small scissors, cork screw (most important for that bottle of wine) etcetcetc. I have had it for about twenty years its a bit beat up but but still as tight and as durable when I first bought it.
Anthony
09-01-2011 04:41 AM
groggy
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Originally Posted by Beaverkill View Post
I am little Old School... Cant beat a swiss army knife.. I have had one of these for 20 years.. Victorinox Swiss Army - Fisherman Pocket Knife

I also own a couple of Leathermen (I seem to get them as gifts)...They are excellent tools.. (Lost a nice one a few years back that I forgot was in my briefcase and was taken by airport security)
aesthetically, i agree with you, as ye olde suisse army knife is a thing of beauty, but the non-locking blades and tools are a deal breaker for me.
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