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Old 06-03-2013, 12:21   #46
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Kyocera ceramic blade, nice sharp small & easy to carry.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:34   #47
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Re: The Knife Thread

And here is my companion with a locking blade and all the basic tools needed on deck.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:35   #48
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Since I work mostly with dyneema I carry a ceramic rigging knife from $39.95 Ceramic Knife . I keep trying to convince the guy who makes these to add a marlin spike.

I would have never guessed, but the white blade is actually really nice when working at night. It makes the blade easier to see.
I bought one of these nad have since bought several more as gifts for friends. A great knife and one-handed.
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Old 06-03-2013, 13:15   #49
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Re: The Knife Thread

I just can't seem to decide on which one.....

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Old 06-03-2013, 13:35   #50
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I use a Myerchin folding rigging knife, but my Leatherman Skeletool actually gets more business these days.

No harrowing experiences to report.
I have both fixed and folding Myerchin, both handed down from my dad. They are superb. The marlinspikes get used constantly, the knives not little too. A sailor should always have a knife on him, IMHO.
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Old 06-03-2013, 13:59   #51
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I have both fixed and folding Myerchin, both handed down from my dad. They are superb. The marlinspikes get used constantly, the knives not little too. A sailor should always have a knife on him, IMHO.


I think you and bash-bash are right on the mark.
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Old 06-03-2013, 14:54   #52
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Re: The Knife Thread

Myerchin non folding in the middle of my back so I can reach it with either hand, the sheath also carries thier excellent marline spike, and on a short lanyard into my right pocket with a leatherman Skeletool CX clipped to the cord which I use most of the time. I had an issue once with the one hand opening knife, NOT opening so no more for emergency use, thus a straight blade in a sheath on my belt.
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I just can't seem to decide on which one.....

Can I see the red one?
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Old 06-03-2013, 17:57   #54
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Re: The Knife Thread

I have 2 fixed blade knives on the boat: 1 in the cockpit at the traveller; 1 at the mast. I prefer fixed blade for these because you don't have to open the blade in a hurry, possibly one-handed. I have been using Myerchin 1-piece solid steel knives, but I am seriously considering changing to Benchmark ceramic fixed blade knives because they are so much lower maintenance.

For my own personal sailing knife, I have been using a Myerchin folding knife with a marlinspike and a shackle-key slot. I have just ordered a ceramic folding knife for cutting rope when splicing.
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Re: The Knife Thread

I forgot: now, I also carry a small titanium fixed-blade knife on my life vest. It would be easier to reach in a hurry than the folder on my belt.

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I normally have a small folder (Kershaw Leek) in my pocket. It's thin, opens one handed, and has a serrated section for cutting hard stuff. When I'm sailing I keep a Winchard marlinspike/fid/shackle tool in the cockpit.

As for harrowing adventures requiring cutting tools, I had to cut the tail off a stingray a while back to retrieve my rig.

In the spirit of caution, I used my short-sword. :-)
Don't cut the tail off the stingray. You can do the fish a lot of a favor by just taking pliers and twisting off for cutting off the Barb. It's not the tail that causes the problem it's the barb on the tail. This way the stingray can still live properly after you let him go.
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Okay, I'll try to upload a picture of my knife. It's a Myrchin. Very nicely built, seems solid even relative to knives like Buck. If you like Buck Hunters, you'll love this knife.

So far, I like it, but I'm never certain I have serrated blades as sharp as I can get them. It has a whale on it, which is nice, and I can open both blades and roar around insisting people call me "Warf".

I have one question: what are the little square notches in the second picture for?
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I have one question: what are the little square notches in the second picture for?

Wirestrippers?

Crimper?
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Ashore, I carry a Spyderco Endura. Aboard, an old Wichard with locking blade, marlinspike and shackle key, on a safety lanyard.

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I have the same one in a case with my flashlight. The knife is on a lanyard.

I use the shackle key, marlinspike and knive in that order. The bottle opener is not really useful (I prefer canned beer on board).
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Re: The Knife Thread

If any of yall want a knife to put on your pdf's out on the west coast most of the fishermans Chandlerys have a swiss net knife, they are super sharp and cut line easy!! and they don't rust and are as light as a feather. look around they are sure worth the few dollars they cost, small and fit most antwhere ya need them Connie loves them for pareing knifes in the galley !! just a thought from the old cheap folks who find some good suff sometimes LOL
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