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

Postby papasmerf » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:58 pm

downunder wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:27 am
richy-c wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:46 pm
downunder wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:11 pm


Rare as hens teeth ;)


And my buddy does 60 sesh a month. Thats 1200 HF sessions for 2 years, give or take.

Never used it.
I've used mine. Saved my life.
Please provide some context.

How would you know? Imho we can only speculate about death since no one died and come back.

For example, this was the guy with the knife on 1500km advenure:


13014946.jpg

We know he survived. Someonw else who knows...
What is the source of that pic?

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

Postby apollo4000 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:43 am

That’s what treading water does if you don’t wrap your lines as I’ve learned myself.

Also have the Eezycut. Also a whistle. There’s a lot to learn from the diving community.

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

Postby knot_moving » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:19 pm

Where can I find the EEZYCUT with ceramic blades?
I only see pouch options not blade options on website

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

Postby iriejohn » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:14 pm

knot_moving wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:19 pm
Where can I find the EEZYCUT with ceramic blades?
I only see pouch options not blade options on website
Looks like an Eezycut clone, or perhaps the OEM?

https://www.simplyscuba.com/IST-Ceramic ... 200852.htm


The IST Ceramic Line Cutter is a rust proof cutting tool with ceramic blades that are both sharp and corrosion resistant. Brightly coloured the line cutter is easy to see and manage in the water. Guards over the blades mean you can't cut yourself or gear accidentally while making the blades very efficient at cutting lines as they get trapped and pushed against the blade.


https://www.istsports.com/en/home.php

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

Postby RickI » Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:47 pm

I would be careful to find a knife which has blade guards in place to avoid accidentally slicing a finger tip or otherwise cutting yourself. A number of the hook knives that have been pictured won't avoid an accidental cut unfortunately. Putting surfer wax on the blades can slow corrosion problems along with routine soaking in fresh water. Some guys carry a normal serrated knife as well.

I have used these for some years. https://superflyinc.com/products/jack-t ... hook-knife

Mounting it in a good location for access without creating a new tangle point is important as well. Some have stored them inside spreader bar pads allowing access while avoiding creating a new tangle point.

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

Postby revhed » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:20 pm

RickI wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:47 pm
I would be careful to find a knife which has blade guards in place to avoid accidentally slicing a finger tip or otherwise cutting yourself. A number of the hook knives that have been pictured won't avoid an accidental cut unfortunately. Putting surfer wax on the blades can slow corrosion problems along with routine soaking in fresh water. Some guys carry a normal serrated knife as well.

I have used these for some years. https://superflyinc.com/products/jack-t ... hook-knife

Mounting it in a good location for access without creating a new tangle point is important as well. Some have stored them inside spreader bar pads allowing access while avoiding creating a new tangle point.
Wear mine around my neck on thin bunji that will break if pulled hard.
Coat ss, inox blades well with silicone to help stop rust.
Opened with dremel for more space.
Jack the good ripper!
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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby downunder » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:44 am

RickI wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:47 pm
I would be careful to find a knife which has blade guards in place to avoid accidentally slicing a finger tip or otherwise cutting yourself. A number of the hook knives that have been pictured won't avoid an accidental cut unfortunately. Putting surfer wax on the blades can slow corrosion problems along with routine soaking in fresh water. Some guys carry a normal serrated knife as well.

I have used these for some years. https://superflyinc.com/products/jack-t ... hook-knife

Mounting it in a good location for access without creating a new tangle point is important as well. Some have stored them inside spreader bar pads allowing access while avoiding creating a new tangle point.

Amasing.

I recon we in AU just drink a spoon of cement.

With all that sharks, everyone would carry two shark shields. But we dont ;)

Each to his own I guess.

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

Postby downunder » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:46 am

papasmerf wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:58 pm
downunder wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:27 am
richy-c wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:46 pm
I've used mine. Saved my life.
Please provide some context.

How would you know? Imho we can only speculate about death since no one died and come back.

For example, this was the guy with the knife on 1500km advenure:


13014946.jpg

We know he survived. Someonw else who knows...
What is the source of that pic?
Cant remember, but this was the guy:

https://thewest.com.au/news/australia/m ... 381206.amp

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

Postby RickI » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:13 am

If you kite long enough bad things will happen at times particularly over the population of kiters. Shark attacks are particularly rare with Kiters, fatalities are vastly more rare. Living there you know that of course.

Tangles involving kiters are far more common and we’ve had some bad fatalities as well. The only time I’ve had to cut out in 22 years was when I tangled by a fishing line. I’ve been fortunate to date. How about you only wear a seatbelt when you’re going to have an accident, make sense?


Amasing.

I recon we in AU just drink a spoon of cement.

With all that sharks, everyone would carry two shark shields. But we dont ;)

Each to his own I guess.”
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Re: line knife or hook knife, slightly bigger one recommendations

Postby Ventum » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:44 am

Think someone above writes it correct. You hopefully never need it.... but you also dont want to be in the situation where you or someone else is in big trouble and you dont have anything to cut the lines and just are helpless.

Since they are also meant to cut fishing nets the new shape makes more sence as the rounder shape allows you to pust it through the mazes easier then a "flat head". Same would be true with a spagethi of lines I assume.

Both steel and ceramic versions on stock in 4 weeks.

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