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Promate Diving and Snorkeling Titanium Knife Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Promate Diving and Snorkeling Titanium Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Promate’s Diving and Snorkeling Titanium Knife offers high quality at bargain prices. This particular full-tanged blade is 4 3/8″ long, with a pointed tip, a standard edge on one side, and a serrated edge plus line cutter on the other side. The pommel has a big metal stud for hammering or tying on lanyards, and the whole package comes with the corrosion resistance of titanium. This particular knife comes with a hard plastic self-locking sheath and leg straps.

So far, so good, because the Diving and Snorkeling Titanium Knife is pretty much on par with the bulk of mid-sized titanium dive knives on the market. Where the knife is a real winner in the price tag. The list price is around $90, and it is routinely available for as little as $60, making it the only titanium blade you might find that is cheaper than even the Akona Talon.

Many divers became aware of Promate’s blades because they have appeared a few times in the hands of Bear Grylls on Man vs. Wild. That should make the toughness of this knife a case-closed situation, since Grylls routinely pounds his blade through logs and saplings, using a rock as a hammer. However, Grylls has more than his share of detractors, so some further words on the Promate titanium dive knife are in order. As previously mentioned, the knife has a full tang, meaning the single piece of metal that includes the blade extends all the way down through the handle to the pommel. That is an important, key feature of any knife of good quality, since it is central to the knife’s durability. Second, owners of Promate’s titanium dive knives love them, praising their toughness and rust-free nature. So Grylls-skeptics can rest assured, this knife really is as good as it looks.

Average Price: $59