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Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:57 am
by MadMike
You can get a similar shimano branded one as well...

Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:34 am
by awondering
Wonder how easy they would be to hang onto with freezing cold hands :^)

Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:35 pm
by RobEdward
They're pretty easy to hang on to with cold hands or gloves, I often have drygloves on when diving (they are essentially really thick freezer gloves that dock with a drysuit). I can hold on to it easily and re-stow it without any problems.

I just installed one on my PFD and it is a nice fit.

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Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:33 pm
by MadMike
awondering wrote:Wonder how easy they would be to hang onto with freezing cold hands :^)
Shimano one is a full handle and trigger vs just the trigger

http://www.shimanofishing.co.nz/product ... ll-2/tools

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Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:56 am
by MikeAqua
That's an impressive tool. Last time I tried line cutters for diving they were all relatively useless.

Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:05 pm
by novex
just to give a different avenue of thought i would say go with scissors.

i have used sterling black panther snips for ages, the ones on my PFD are an old pair i abused at work and they still cut anything i need cut, it will cut through fish spines quite happily. I drilled a hole in the end of the handle and tied some bungee to it and my PFD alsways easily reachable.

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i feel they are safer than a knife and will cut through more with less effort, the latch to release them is the only risk i see, however i unlatch it without thinking after so much use.

in my work i use them for cutting cables, pvc conduit, steel ceiling grids, steel stud walls and prety much anything in my way.

EDL fasteners, Ideal, and likely a bunch of other trade or engineering places can get them if you ask.

Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:55 pm
by R.S.J
Hi folks . while watching Matt the other week on tv it reminded me I needed to get a line cutter. Especially after my last trip out the berley pot got a few good hits and freaked the **** out of me and I was ready to slice the line , even though I have enough knives on board I thought hmm I need something so I don't end up sticking myself or sawing the kayak to bits in the process . I got this one on-line the other day for $12

Thought I would give it a test on some lines I have on board for different things fishing/spearfishing.
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1. webbing strap
2. viking running rig
3-4. bungee
5.braided line
6. nylon rope
7.braided line
8.thin braided line I use as my berley pot line which Is a prick to cut with a knife or pliers.
This cutter sliced through all above with ease
Fits nicely in my pfd pocket . I can get it out easy enough and fast enough like dirty harry and his chrome pistola
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Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:02 am
by Mental
Great knife R.S.J. where'd you get it? Looks extra good because it looks like you can replace the blade too :y:

Re: Rescue knife

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:43 am
by R.S.J
Here you go http://www.marine-deals.co.nz/dive-knife/line-cutter

they come with spare blades