Using a knife ina SIB

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Using a knife ina SIB

Post by JK1969 » 16 Oct 2018, 22:14

Thinking I need a knife of some description (cutting away morning lines from the prop perhaps) but worried about dropping a sharp pointy thing on my high pressure floor! I have seen a rounded end knife but can’t for the life of me find it again. Any ideas ? What do others carry? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by Andy B » 16 Oct 2018, 22:18

Here you go,
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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by chris moody » 17 Oct 2018, 07:22

They are often called a "safety knife" or a "rescue knife" and a quick search on either of those phrases will find loads of them.

In my opinion they are an essential bit of safety kit. The features I look for in a safety knife are:

Serrated blade
Rounded tip
A locking mechanism so the blade cannot accidentally close on your fingers during use
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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by JK1969 » 17 Oct 2018, 08:01

Thanks for the quick responses. Wife is asking for ideas for my birthday - she'll wish she never asked with all the kit I've got my eye on :D All the gear and no idea :drive

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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by chris moody » 17 Oct 2018, 08:24

Yes , birthdays are easy for Sibbers as we need so much kit:
  • Safety Knives
  • Dry Bags
  • Anchor
  • VHF Radio
  • Personal Locator Beacon
  • Waterproof bag for mobile phone
  • Drysuit
  • Chest Waders
The list is endless
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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by Shaun » 17 Oct 2018, 10:37

You want this......

https://www.watersportswarehouse.co.uk/ ... 21509.html

No fear of stabbing yourself or your sib.
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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by Gazzago » 17 Oct 2018, 10:55

Definitely need a knife whenever you have rope and water about.

I have one of these on my life jacket.

Rescue Knife - Rope and Belt Cutter https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ATTAWK0/ ... XBbKPT0EG1

For me it’s just less chance of puncturing my sib with this 👍🏻

Whatever you choose just make sure you have it in your person at all times.
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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by 9-R » 17 Oct 2018, 20:13

Thought I'd be a smart-arse and suggest a spoon-knife but after a quick search I found out, it's a real thing!
Wrote a note said, 'back in a minute'. Bought a boat and I sailed off in it.

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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by ChrisParish » 18 Oct 2018, 04:51

Really? I have found spoon forks (sporks) before, but a spoon knife?!
Not a complete idiot - some parts are missing.

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Re: Using a knife ina SIB

Post by Froglet » 20 Oct 2018, 22:20

I bought a little Edelrid rope knife that I liked the look of, then ground the tip off so it's nice and rounded.

It's quite small, but the blade locks out so not 100% sure on the legality. It can be used one handed and has a good serrated section.

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