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#132874 - 05/14/08 03:35 PM durable marine knife
steelie Offline
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I'm an avid kayaker, and i'm in the market for a durable, high-quality marine knife.

Some requirements:

fixed blade - folders are out of the question. i need quick deployment in case im upside down and submerged.

serrated - it will mostly take on rope and cables, so serrated is the way to go.

corrosion resistance - rust is the enemy

I have my eye on the Myerchin Model A500, and was wondering if anyone has any experience with this blade, or can recommend something better? thanks ets


Edited by steelie (05/14/08 09:10 PM)

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#132876 - 05/14/08 03:55 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: steelie]
Schwert Offline
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
I have a Myerchin fixed blade and it is a very good knife. Most of the kayak rescue knives are double edged which I find generally pretty useless for most tasks. The Myerchin is not only a good marine knife but its size, shape, grip and sheath all contribute to make a highly useful knife for much more than rescue.

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#132881 - 05/14/08 04:11 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: Schwert]
dandruff Offline
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Loc: Singapore
havent tried it, but the spyderco caspian salt looks perfect for your needs.

http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=289

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#132883 - 05/14/08 04:25 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: dandruff]
steelie Offline
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Originally Posted By: dandruff
havent tried it, but the spyderco caspian salt looks perfect for your needs.

http://www.spyderco.com/catalog/details.php?product=289


MSRP $184.95 thats a big number...

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#132884 - 05/14/08 04:28 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: steelie]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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I just checked e-bay, lowest "buy it now" price is $107.99, plus $6.50 shipping. Mucho more better price. Intersting looking knife, and Spydercos come SHARP...
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#132885 - 05/14/08 04:34 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: dandruff]
Polak187 Offline
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Loc: Brooklyn, New York
That's what hangs of my PFD...

http://www.altrec.com/gerber/river-shorty-knife

Gerber Shorty double edge, doesnt rust, easy to deploy and to attach to my vest. Can be carried upside down. Not much of a camp knife (basic functions but no choping) but because of the double edge I can cut from any angle. It was cheap on ebay and I half expected to loose it or break it but after 4 years it is still going strong.

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#132907 - 05/14/08 06:52 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Polak187 Offline
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Well folders in swift water rescue are a no go. Even thou that Spydie folder was made with sailors in mind.
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#132911 - 05/14/08 07:31 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: Polak187]
JerryFountain Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: St. Petersburg, Florida
Polak187,

Look again, it is a fixed blade.

Steele,

If you don't like the Caspian (I like the 2 with the blunt tip in this line) look at the Aqua Salt, a conventional setup and my preference.


Respectfully,

Jerry

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#132913 - 05/14/08 07:43 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: steelie]
30carbine Offline
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Registered: 03/01/03
Posts: 15
Loc: Texas
Benchmade makes their H20 Rescue which I find a good choice on my own vest.http://www.thebladeshop.com/Rescue_Push_Models_s/62.htm

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#132918 - 05/14/08 09:18 PM Re: durable marine knife [Re: 30carbine]
steelie Offline
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Registered: 03/05/08
Posts: 21
Originally Posted By: JerryFountain
Polak187,

Look again, it is a fixed blade.

Steele,

If you don't like the Caspian (I like the 2 with the blunt tip in this line) look at the Aqua Salt, a conventional setup and my preference.


Respectfully,

Jerry


that aqua salt looks a bit pointy... for example: say i flip and the current steals my paddle. if my leash is wrapped around my neck id hate to stick myself

Originally Posted By: 30carbine
Benchmade makes their H20 Rescue which I find a good choice on my own vest.http://www.thebladeshop.com/Rescue_Push_Models_s/62.htm


is there anything about this knife that justifies the 2x price more than the mycherin? i know H1 is the newest in corrosion resistance, but is this guaranteed?

thanks to all for your help!

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