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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April 5, 2003, 11:20 PM
Know nothing of this knife nor the person selling it but it appears to fit your bill..
NewGraham Pharmacy has the same knife that is listed above for 10 bucks less..
April 6, 2003, 11:22 AM
Looks like it should do the trick.
April 6, 2003, 02:14 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
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.
April 6, 2003, 02:38 PM
Or another option for ~$50 is a SOG Seal Pup.
April 7, 2003, 05:54 AM
I was just pointing out a better deal on the BM.
The knife that you mentioned is clearly a vastly superior dive knife..;)