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Scubapro X-Cut Dive Knife Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Scubapro X-Cut Dive Knife Review Posted in: Below $100, Dive Knives

Dive knives tend to come in three categories: cutters, straightforward and simple; dive tools; and knives that aren’t that serious. The latter are identified by their cheapness, and dive tools are usually hefty things with the weight and pommel to stand in for hammers. Cutters, on the other hand, are modest things but tough and very, very good at slicing through wires and lines. The Scubapro X-Cut is one of these.

“Tough” is the word to describe this knife. Whereas many titanium dive blades have a titanium coating to further resist rust, but are otherwise normal stainless steel underneath, the X-Cut is solid titanium steel. The blade is a joint serrated-standard edge, and the back side has a line-cutting notch. The hollow handle cuts down on weight and allows for the knife to be clipped simply to anything (although you’ll still want to keep it in the sheath for safety).

Finally, it has the winning, super cool look.

The whole package is just 5 inches long, from butt to point. However, pure cutters aren’t supposed to have big blades. You don’t need them to get through fishing line and crab pot mesh. Also, owners should keep in mind that one of the very qualities that make titanium so desirable — its hardness — make this a hard knife to swallow.

Average Price: $80