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KJ 07-10-2012 09:14 PM

Which Blade
 
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Do you carry a particular knife on your boat (other than a machete or a Leatherman) that you wear or keep readily handy? I wear a rigging knife when Im on my sailboat, but on a trawler /cruiser, I would think a more utilitarian knife would be better. What do you use? Pics would be a good thing. KJ


PS I really like this guys knife.

Marin 07-10-2012 09:25 PM

I carry a stainless Leatherman Wave, which has a good-sized serrated line-cutting blade in addition to the regular knife blade. I find myself using the Leatherman for all sorts of things. Wouldn't be without it and have never found a need for any other type or size of knife.

We also carry a variety of fileting knives on both the GB and the Arima but I don't have any occasion to actually wear them.

dwhatty 07-11-2012 05:05 AM

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Have a Leatherman that we keep on board but I don't carry it.

I tend to loose knives that I carry on me so I buy inexpensive ones.

This Ruko knife (and its predecessors) is what I have had in my pocket for a couple of years now. Keeps a fairly good edge.

rwidman 07-11-2012 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by dwhatty (Post 93588)
This Ruko knife (and its predecessors) is what I have had in my pocket for a couple of years now. Keeps a fairly good edge.

I also have one like this onboard but I don't carry it.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/a...1&d=1342001112

Of course, I have an extensive tool kit and kitchen knives onboard as well.

swampu 07-11-2012 06:52 AM

Come on guys, your on a trawler you've got to carry a fillet knive. I carry 3 filet knives and 12gauge

dwhatty 07-11-2012 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by swampu (Post 93600)
I carry 3 filet knives and 12gauge

:eek: I'd be surprised if you had anything left to filet with that kind of fishing gear.

Blue Heron 07-11-2012 07:28 AM

I carry a Kershaw Tanto. Graphite handles make for a great grip on the water. Quick release allows one handed operation when holding on to something.

Oh and its made in the USA

twiisted71 07-11-2012 11:16 AM

I keep a K-bar in a leather sheath that I drop 3-in-1 oil into every so often to keep the blade rust free. the leatherstacked ring handle is great for grip and the rest of the knife is a tough SOB and easily sharpened. I've used it and a hammer to notch plywood, cut wire, and separate engine parts that just wouldn't give otherwise. You can find cheap-o examples all over but you'll get what you pay for with these knives.

Adelaide 07-11-2012 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue Heron (Post 93613)
I carry a Kershaw Tanto. Graphite handles make for a great grip on the water. Quick release allows one handed operation when holding on to something.

Oh and its made in the USA


X2 the Kershaw knives are perfect with the spring assisted release...... just like a switch blade.

ben2go 07-11-2012 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by rwidman (Post 93591)
I also have one like this onboard but I don't carry it.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/a...1&d=1342001112

Of course, I have an extensive tool kit and kitchen knives onboard as well.

I have a Chinese knock off of that knife.

skipperdude 07-11-2012 04:26 PM

Letherman Wave on my belt I wouldn't be without it.

sd

Carey 07-11-2012 06:59 PM

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Leatherman Wave always on my belt.

Forkliftt 07-11-2012 08:35 PM

Swiss Army "Trawler Owner" Edition
 
http://www.trawlerforum.com/attachme...73d46f12a3.jpg
Na, just made that up:). But as you can tell, this is my well used Swii Army Knife. Actually my third in about 10 years. I like the Leatherman style a lot, but this is more comfortable to carry for me, so it does get carried most of the time.

Northern Spy 07-11-2012 09:27 PM

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I carry an old Camillus like this:

CPseudonym 07-11-2012 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Blue Heron (Post 93613)
I carry a Kershaw Tanto. Graphite handles make for a great grip on the water. Quick release allows one handed operation when holding on to something.

Oh and its made in the USA

Pencil me into the Kershaw club too. Love that quick release.

I carry mine all the time on or off the boat.


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