It took a awhile for this to happen. The rust can be wiped off with my fingers not that bad. A dab of Vaseline might help a spray of WD40 now and then. Simple maintenance I suppose, lack of it on my part. Might try and find some SS ones (does not need to be torx screws)behindThePeak wrote:what's the best way to keep the screws from rusting?
I hear you on the cords, I also hate anything that can get in the way. This came with knife (previous one did not have it) thought try it. Thing is although the knife is REALLY secure by design. The way I strapped it in now (with webbing running over top) "might" cause it top pop out. Have not test ridden this setup. My previous unit I mounted on-top of webbing and it was very secure. I'll ride like this and keep lanyard on for now see how it goes.rightguard wrote:I think you have to be careful about the cord attaching the knife. You wouldn't want that to get tangled on something if the knife came loose. Maybe some type of cord that is notso strong.
I also think looks is important... I don't want to look like I'm going into battle with a sword on my hip. I wonder how much you could take off that handle. I wish there was a knife with this type of blade but just a ring for a handle.
clearly the only solution is to arm yourself with two bearclaws and kite Doc Holliday style:flyrob wrote:I really like that BearClaw design. I am also satisfied that the blunt point is good to reduce stabbing risks.
However, the serrated edge is not optimal for cutting thin lines like the high strength-small diameter kite lines we use.
Especially if they are not under tension.
A very sharp smooth edge will slice through on contact, whereas a serrated edge requires a sawing motion and enough tension so that the lines do not snag on the serrations.
As a diver, it is recommended that one have a smooth edged knife for cutting nets or fishing line and a serrated edge for cutting rope.
Try an experiment where you try to cut a few strands of kitchen twine with a sharp cooks knife or Olfa Box Cutter. Then try it with a serrated steak knife.
I'm of mixed minds on this issue.
I think the Captain Hook double "V" bladed hook knife is the most effective, ergonomic and safe cutter to cut ALL but the thick Spectra chicken loop line. This BearClaw is great for that. But I'd hate to be tangled up in a few loops around my leg or neck and trying to hack it off with that weapon! What about IF you were trying to cut the main CL line near your hook while being dragged and thrashed down with that open edged weapon flailing around your belly?
But on the balance of probabilities... what is more likely and effective?
I'm leaning towards a scenario of simply being tangled in a few lines after a crash or in a deathloop where cutting the kite lines would effectively kill the kite.
But I'm still open. This discussion is great!
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