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Old 26-09-2016, 17:02   #1
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Boye Knife

Anyone own a Boye Knife?
Good Knife? Easy to Sharpen? Or All Hype?
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Old 26-09-2016, 17:13   #2
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BOYE KNIFE

Bowie knife maybe?
Never mind I Googled it.


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Old 26-09-2016, 17:24   #3
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Re: Boye Knife

I've got a Boye folding sheepsfoot knife and I love it. It holds its edge even after heavy use, and it sharpens well.

Folding Boat Knives | Rigging & Safety Knife | Utility Blade
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Old 26-09-2016, 17:28   #4
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Re: Boye Knife

For $195.00 it should sharpen itself and cook dinner for me.
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Re: Boye Knife

I will echo the sentiment: VERY pricey.

I buy quality Toledo working knives for less than USD 60 each. These are hand finished top quality tools.

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Re: Boye Knife

More on Boye and others here in CF archives:

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...oye&gsc.page=1
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Re: Boye Knife

I could not believe how much better Boye knives cut. Cut through 1" nylon without any effort or sawing like my serrated Myerchin took. If I had synthetic rigging it would be my knife. Unfortunately, can't justify buying one in addition to the Myerchin cause. They are very dear.

FWIW, a friend was crewing on a largish racing boat that had all high tech synthetic running rigging. They had a chain plate failure and lost the stick. No problem casting off the running rigging by pulling the turnbuckle pins but went through every knife on the boat trying to cut the synthetic line. Tight jaws as the mast was banging against the hull and they were afraid it would hole the boat before they could lose the running rigging. They wished they had a Boye knife on board.
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Re: Boye Knife

I have been carrying Riggers with Marlin Spike | Ceramic Knife.org for years now and absolutely love it. The ceramic blade is amazingly sharp, and has never needed resharpening, and the stainless I am pretty sure is 316 and has held up perfectly.

I did have a bit to do with the design, but have no financial ties to it. I just live mine.
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Re: Boye Knife

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I have been carrying Riggers with Marlin Spike | Ceramic Knife.org for years now and absolutely love it. The ceramic blade is amazingly sharp, and has never needed resharpening, and the stainless I am pretty sure is 316 and has held up perfectly.

I did have a bit to do with the design, but have no financial ties to it. I just live mine.
That's a very interesting knife, Greg. I could be tempted, especially if it had a pocket clip added. I've had really good luck with pocket clips... had my previous knife over a decade before dropping it overboard in deep water. That was a new record for me!

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That's a very interesting knife, Greg. I could be tempted, especially if it had a pocket clip added. I've had really good luck with pocket clips... had my previous knife over a decade before dropping it overboard in deep water. That was a new record for me!

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Yup, it has a clip, though I personally took it off since I can't stand them.
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Re: Boye Knife

The serrated blade stays sharper longer because only the points dull when cutting against something. But there are much cheaper knives with serrated blades. When a serrated blade gets dull, you need a round sharpening tool.
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Re: Boye Knife

I've had an Italian version of the Boye now for a couple of years now (it was free from a boat show in Genoa). I can't complain about the blade retaining it's edge, but I wouldn't pay full price for one either. My daily work blade is a cheap little $15 Chinese thing that a friend from the States bought at WalMart. Holds a good edge for a couple of weeks (depending on usage of course). So in the evenings when I'm sitting there watching a movie and having a few cold ones, the blade is on the stone. Takes all of 10-15 minutes, if that, and the edge is back. I believe in having quality tools, but don't believe in paying boutique prices for them. Ceramic blades are well worth the cost IMHO. I have two ceramic bladed knives and I love them (but mine are not designed for marine use). A knife is a tool, nothing more-nothing less. Pick the right tool for the job...but don't break the bank doing it either.
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Re: Boye Knife

We have a few of these Cutco knives onboard that come with a lifetime warranty and free factory sharpening. The bright Orange knife is my primary go-to knife for just about everything, it's easy to see, cuts through rope like butter and is about half the price of the Boye knife.

I like the idea of a knife that'll cut through rigging lines with one swipe and doesn't need to be opened using both hands.
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Re: Boye Knife

I had a boye sheep's foot folder for many years till it went overboard. It really is better than anything else I've tried on synthetic line, even ceramic. I bought it when it was 119 bucks. I couldn't bring myself to buy another for 200. Right now I am carrying a Byrd rescue I paid less than 20 delivered from Amazon. Its about 70% as good for 10% of the cost. I doubt it will last as long corrosion wise though. That is the other really nice thing about the boye. no amount of saltwater is gonna rust it
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