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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:52 am 
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Hi everyone,
The posts in the PFD recommendation topic brought me to this question: when you take a knife with you while sailing, what kind of knife is that?

There are so many available, all of us have our preferences - will you share your thoughts and experiences?

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Gerber Paraframe I / 3 inch SS blade, SS handle, easy to open, light and fits in my vest pocket. 30 bucks!


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Benchmade rescue hook and or bemchmade griptilian


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I bring a Victorinox SwissTool, probably a bit overkill but it suits pretty much any application I need it for while sailing. Resists rust and fits in my vest's pocket!

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I like to lose Leatherman's. Prefferable the Wave.


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I have been looking recently and think I am going for the Leatherman Wave.

http://www.leathermanstore.com/leatherman66.html

reviews say that 4 locking tools are available without opening and you can open the knife one handed.

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A jungle Machete.....takes care of competition fast! Or, something like Captain Jack Sparrow carries. (jk) Which ever knife you pick, stainless is a must (especially around salt water), and it should have an "eye" or loop which you can tie a safety lanyard to. Try putting some Teflon grease on the hinge areas.


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Who brings a knife out sailing? I bring my M-4 Carbine with a 30-round clip and CCO. Havn't had to use it yet, but it hooks nicely onto my lifevest...

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sail.fast24 wrote:
Who brings a knife out sailing? I bring my M-4 Carbine with a 30-round clip and CCO. Havn't had to use it yet, but it hooks nicely onto my lifevest...


Remember the rules of combat: Use the proper tool for every job. Sure, long range assault weaponry will work wonders in ship to ship combat, but when you get boarded and there's only a meter between you and your enemy, it requires a more up close and personal weapon. Take Rick's jungle machete as a prime example of how this is supposed to be done... (<--^ jk)

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assult rifles are just as effective at 1 yard as 100 yards. But previously i carried a small "sailors rigging knife" with a knife a marlin spike, and shackel key. But it feels cheaply made and i don't need my main knife dying on me on the water


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Heres a thought... I was thinking about buying a cheap knife and just lashing it to the line in the middle the tramp, on the bottom of the boat. That way, it's there if I ever needed it. Lash it on, and forget about it. Actually, you could probably access it from either side (top or bottom).

Maybe lash another one around the lower part of the mast. You can buy fairly cheap stainless knifes. A few added ounces will be worth it if the time ever arises that you need it.

BTW, I could get a bayonet for my M4. Then I could cut through lines or shoot through them... just a thought..... ya im just kidding...

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A folding stainless steel sharp saw blade type and put it in my pfd vest pocket. :wink:


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A TELO sailing knife
A Cat House Key
All on a small cord
always tucked into life jacket or shirt
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I always have a rigging knife with marlin spike and shackle key atttached to my lifevest via lanyard

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I bet the Hobie fleet out of Somalia are running with M4s now...

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