Friday, September 7, 2012

Riverwalker's Knife Pics - The Dive Knife

Dive Knife in Sheath

 Dive knives usually have a more practical than tactical use. While their primary use is by divers, they can also be considered a practical choice where corrosion or exposure to wet conditions may be a concern. This makes a dive knive an excellent choice for boaters. Whether you are using a canoe, a kayak or a regular fishing boat, a dive knife can be an effective tool, in and out of the water.

Many dive knives utilize a stainless steel blade material to help resist the effects of corrosion in a working environment.

Many dive knives will also have a secure locking mechanism that will keep your dive knife securely in its sheath when not in use.

Many dive knives will have rubberized straps on a hard sheath that allow the knife to be carried securely on your leg or your arm. 

The overall construction of most dive knives make them extremely water-resistant gear.

Got boat knife?

Staying above the water line!



Anonymous said...

Good practical knife for 'fishing' as you mentioned. I'd dummy cord the pommel to boat tie off or person, they can dropped off the side really easily.

I've got a Schrade Water Rat from years back, good knife! The tips of many dive knives have a chisel vs. the standard point.

riverwalker said...

To: anonymous

The Schrade Water Rat is similar to the Gerber River Shorty. Gerber markets their knife more for rafting, fishing trips or similar outings. It has the chisel point blade that many divers prefer.

The one in the picture has the specific line cutter option which is a feature many divers prefer but doesn't have a blunt tip like the Schrade or the Gerber.

Many divers prefer the blunt tip or chisel point...less chance of an accident.

Either way, they make good weather-proof type knives that can work well in a wide variety of, boating or diving.

Thanks anon.


Brigid said...

fishing, boating, camping where it's soggy. A great idea!

riverwalker said...

To: Brigid

It never hurts to have as much water-resistant gear as possible.

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