Who Makes A Good Diving Knife?


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gryphon
April 5, 2003, 09:29 PM
Friend of mine is going to Cabo San Luca on vacation and needs a good diving knife. Anyone have any suggestions on what to get. He has a decent amount of money to spend, but would rather use it for fun in the sun and not gear.

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Bruz
April 6, 2003, 12:20 AM
Know nothing of this knife nor the person selling it but it appears to fit your bill..


http://www.glocktalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=147282

"Buck Intrepid II Tanto survival/dive knife. New in the box with sheath. 6 ¾ in blade (the big one!) This is an awesome knife. $100.00 shipped".

brownie0486
April 6, 2003, 12:33 AM
How about this?
Short money.


HTTP://store.knifecenter.com/pgi-ProductSpec?BM100SH2O

Brownie

Schuey2002
April 6, 2003, 01:33 AM
NewGraham Pharmacy has the same knife that is listed above for 10 bucks less..

http://www.newgraham.com/benchmad15.htm

;)

gryphon
April 6, 2003, 12:22 PM
thanks.

Looks like it should do the trick.

Gryphon

hso
April 6, 2003, 03:14 PM
http://diversdiscount.com/resources/frameset.asp?src=http://diversdiscount.com/shop/product.asp?category=118 has a good product for folks that are not retentive about caring for dive knives.

Ocean Master_TITANIUM KNIFE

* 100% Titanium Blade
* Blunt or Sharp Tip
* Serrated Edge / Line Cutter
* Tank Banging Tip on Handle
* The most advanced quick release locking sheath available
* Auxiliary Locking System (ALS) adds a secondary lock to help prevent knife loss
* Depth Compensating Leg Straps
* BLADE LENGTH: 5´´
* OVERALL LENGTH: 10´´
* BLADE: Blunt or Sharp
* $80

I've handled this knife, and it's folding cousin, and as a diver I gotta say I was very impressed. Of critical importance is a solid grip with a good guard. I prefer the blunt tip in dive knives.

I would add one of the nifty line cutters to his kit as well. For $20 it's of more value than a dive knife.

PS Schuey, Brownie - I do not like the Benchmade for diving for the following reasons. It lacks an "over protective" guard, has no line cutter, is somewhat smallish in the grip (and me with my little boggie hands saying this) for a dive knife and the sheath is lacking.

BenW
April 6, 2003, 03:38 PM
Or another option for ~$50 is a SOG Seal Pup.

Schuey2002
April 7, 2003, 06:54 AM
I was just pointing out a better deal on the BM.

The knife that you mentioned is clearly a vastly superior dive knife..;)

http://diversdiscount.com/images/knives/024566.jpg

hso
April 7, 2003, 12:12 PM
Schuey,

Look at it's little folding cousin!! A Ti folder that looks like the AFCK with a thumb stud and a back lock for $60 :D

I had one of these and the crazy thing made a dozen 18 inch cuts on cardboard before it began to skate and then it sharpened up in just a minute and made another 12.

Schuey2002
April 8, 2003, 03:51 AM
Schweeeeeeeeeet lookin' Ti folder! :cool:

Me needs to pick one up! :D

hso
April 8, 2003, 11:45 AM
I got mine for $49.95 at the big discount dive shop in Key Largo a few years ago.

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