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Oceanic Scorpion Dive Knife Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Oceanic Scorpion Dive Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Oceanic’s Scorpion is a multi-tool of a dive knife that is both cheap and compact. The 4 1/2-inch (11.4 cm) blade is made from 304 stainless steel, the most widely used of the stainless steel types. The blade has a standard edge with a pointed tip, and on the back of the blade is a wicked-looking serrated edge and a line cutter. A hammer stud on the pommel rounds out the Scorpion’s features. The knife comes with a fairly basic locking sheath and a pair of leg straps.

These features make the Scorpion a well-rounded knife that is semi-resistant to corrosion. 304-grade stainless steel is not the most rust-proof metal out there, but it should remain rust-free so long as it is thoroughly rinsed in freshwater after dives, and receives the odd oiling. Where the Oceanic Scorpion is a big winner is in the pocketbook, as this capable knife is usually priced around $30.

Average Price: $30