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line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby papasmerf » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:39 pm

the little dakine knife i have just seems too thin to get any more sizable line into it,,, found some on amazon but some disheartening reviews,,, any recommendations for the best knife with a bit bigger opening for bigger line?

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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby JTKiter » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:24 pm

I'm just curious, not suggesting that a good knife is not important....but how often does a line knife get used? Should I upgrade mine too?

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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby irwe » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:45 pm

I have posted this previously. Here's my favourite. Titanium (less rust), super sharp. I tape the blade and only need the Hook. I contacted the company to make a knife with hook only but my suggestion fell on deaf ears. It's expensive but it will last forever, and I figure my life is worth it.
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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby t_huebs » Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:59 pm

I have always carried a Benchmade rescue hook on my vest when sailing trapeze dinghies and I've carried that over to kiting. Thankfully I've never had to use it kiting but I guess I feel a little better it's there.
https://www.benchmade.com/7-hook.html

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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby iriejohn » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:06 am

I use Eezycut Trilobite divers knives with harness mount and which have replaceable blades. They come in many different colours - black is not a good choice in case visibility is difficult or someone else has to grab the knife and cut you free.

https://www.aquanauts.co.uk/products/ee ... are-blades

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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby papasmerf » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:41 am

JTKiter wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:24 pm
I'm just curious, not suggesting that a good knife is not important....but how often does a line knife get used? Should I upgrade mine too?
i was just looking at my dakine knife the other day and sure, it will cut the actual kite line, the thing stuff,, but what if i need to cut closer, like the depower rope or the pieces that go from bar up to where kite line attaches,,, probably stupid but might be nice to have a nice that might cut everything rather than just the thin stuff

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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby papasmerf » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:44 am

iriejohn wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:06 am
I use Eezycut Trilobite divers knives with harness mount and which have replaceable blades. They come in many different colours - black is not a good choice in case visibility is difficult or someone else has to grab the knife and cut you free.

https://www.aquanauts.co.uk/products/ee ... are-blades

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liking that double sidedness,,, winner so far, imo.

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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby papasmerf » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:45 am

irwe wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:45 pm
I have posted this previously. Here's my favourite. Titanium (less rust), super sharp. I tape the blade and only need the Hook. I contacted the company to make a knife with hook only but my suggestion fell on deaf ears. It's expensive but it will last forever, and I figure my life is worth it.
that thing looks just plain mean! nice

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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby SMJ » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:58 am

Here's an all stainless steel one I use:

Trident Hooked Line Cutter
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