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Old 26-08-2011, 11:54   #16
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

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Does it dull the taste of your coffee?
You use the bottom rim (where the ceramic is unglazed), so your coffee better be gone or you will have something else to clean up.
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Old 26-08-2011, 19:56   #17
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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

I am curious - do any of you use a ceramic knife on board? I am aware of the brittleness factor but apart form that they seem pretty good. At home, I now use hardly anything else (except for boning) but on-board I am still using high end steel knives.
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Old 26-08-2011, 21:58   #19
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I love this knife:
Myerchin

The blade and marlin spike LOCK. The knife will not fold under pressure.

Remember, you can hone your blade on the bottom of a ceramic coffee mug.
I have one of their folding knives with built in pliars, a Myerchin sheath knife with marlin spike that I use for rigging and a handful of other pocket knives including Spyderco and a Kershaw speedsafe assisted opening knife that I carry most frequently. I found this sharpener, which is actually just a tosh cheaper on Amazon to do wonders.

Buy.com - Pocket Pal Knife Sharpener

For those of you familiar with the TV show NCIS, special agent Jethro Gibbs has a set of rules for his agents. Rule #9, always carry a knife. Well sorry Jethro, as a geologist and a sailor for the last few decades, that's always been my rule #1 and rule #2 is to keep it sharp.

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Old 26-08-2011, 22:04   #20
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I am curious - do any of you use a ceramic knife on board? I am aware of the brittleness factor but apart form that they seem pretty good. At home, I now use hardly anything else (except for boning) but on-board I am still using high end steel knives.
I have a ceramic paring knife that I keep on board but the knives I like best are the Forschner or Victorinox kitchen knives. They are inexpensive, take a good edge and so long as I either use a knife block or their blade guards, they keep that edge. Wusthoff makes a knife block designed to be mounted under a cabinet. I use one and have it mounted so that when at sea I rotate it towards the hull so blades can't come flying out. Each knife slot has a built in magnet which also helps.

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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

I have a Myerchin rigging knife with a marlinspike handy, but the knife I always carry is a little Spyderco with a serrated blade. Great knife.
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Currey Rigging Kits. Wish I could get a replacement here in the states

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Old 27-08-2011, 17:50   #23
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Currey Rigging Kits. Wish I could get a replacement here in the states

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SaltyMonkey,

Can't you just order on line or give them a call? It shouldn't be that hard to do a currency conversion. I mean I ordered wind generator blades from Portugal. Or perhaps you have an acquaintance in the UK that would purchase them and send them to you and you can reimburse them.

The following is a quote from their home page:

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Re: Carrying a Knife Is a Good Thing . . .

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Remember, you can hone your blade on the bottom of a ceramic coffee mug.
I'll have to try this, since I can't sharpen a knife with a stone to save my life.
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Just don't bring one to a gun fight.
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Can't you just order on line or give them a call? [/I]

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yay...maybe so, but much delay and complexity. SaltyMonkey wants one NOW@#@#@#@# <><><>
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I'll have to try this, since I can't sharpen a knife with a stone to save my life.
Didn't say sharpen, said hone.
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here ya go guys. the Gerber EAB that stands for exchage a blade. Contractor razor knife blades are used in it, different type of blades are available such as a hook type tough I only use heavy duty regular. I locks back, very thin, doubles as a money clip. Fits unociabley in your pocket and it is rust proof stainless, all for less than 15 bucks.


i want one strapped to my shorts and big enough to cut an anchor rode if it wraps around my ankle.
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