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Akona AK950/925 Talon Dive Knife Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Akona AK950/925 Talon Dive Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Akona’s AK950 is a titanium dive knife coming in at roughly half the price typical for titanium steel cutters. The 4.5-inch blade has a medium point on the tip, a serrated edge on the back and a cutting notch at the base. The handle is plastic with rubber grips with a stainless steel knob pommel, and the sheath is hard plastic with a locking mechanism and two leg straps. Consumers have made some complaints about the locking mechanism, complaining that it does not adequately secure the knife.

The Akona AK925 dive knife is identical to the AK950, except that it is made from 316 stainless steel instead of titanium steel. As a result, the knife is also cheaper.

Average Price: $65 for the AK950 titanium knife; $35 for the AK925 stainless steel knife.