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Category Archives: Dive Knives

Reviews of dive knives.

09
February

Scubapro X-Cut Dive Knife Review

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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 […]

30
May

Best Dive Knives

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For most recreational divers, a knife is just an accessory, since the odds of such a diver needing to cut fishing line (or anything else) are minimal. Carrying a knife is a nice safety hedge, but in almost invariably such divers never need to pull the knife from its sheath. In this circumstance, the best […]

21
May

Spyderco Warrior Dive Knife Review

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As the name might imply, the Spyderco Warrior is designed as a tactical fighting knife, but in reality the blade is so general purpose that it can function as a knife for hunters, backpackers and divers. If you are an enthusiastic, multi-sport outdoorsman, then this is the blade for you. The FRN handle with textured […]

14
May

Mares Force Bat Titanium Folding Dive Knife Review

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The Mares Force Bat is that company’s folding, titanium dive knife entry. It should not be confused with the Mares Force Knife or any other knife in the Mares line, because Mares (confusingly) puts “Force” into the name of all its knives. For the sake of simplicity, the knife will be called “Bat Titanium” for […]

Updated March 19, 2013 Most scuba divers acquire and replace equipment on a budget, and some budgets are more expansive than others. While most divers shop on either the basis of the best gear for the least cost, or even the lowest cost outright, some divers enjoy much more expansive budgets. Also, non-divers are often […]

07
February

XS Scuba Multi-Tool Dive Gear Review

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The Multi-Tool from XS is basically a Leatherman for scuba divers, and therefore a must-have item for dive shop owners, staff and any diver who maintains his own gear and likes diving independently. It’s easy to see where an auto hobbyist might want the XS Scuba multi-tool as well. The tool has three hex nut […]

10
January

Promate Diving and Snorkeling Titanium Knife Review

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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 […]

15
December

Dive Knife Guide

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Dive knives have grown from being simple stainless steel tools into fairly complex tools made from a variety of materials. This guide to dive knives will help you navigate the many features available on modern dive knives, and thereby help you choose the knife most appropriate to your needs. Construction Most dive knives are made […]

13
December

Oceanic Scorpion Dive Knife Review

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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 […]

02
September

Cressi Orca Dive Knife Review

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Cressi’s Orca is a dive knife in the same vein as Aqua Lung’s Master Knife. Both are classics, both have been around for ages, and both are big heavy tools from the truly old school of diving. Cressi even claims the knife is a collector’s item, although that claim seems a bit odd given that […]

30
August

Mares Force Dive Knife Review

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The Mares Force (not to be confused with the Force Bat Titanium, which is a completely different knife) is a wicked-looking stainless steel dive knife with some extra features. The 4-inch (100 mm) blade has received a PVD treatment for extra rust-prevention. The blade is a single, dual-edged design, with serrations on the bottom and […]

21
August

Riffe Terminator Dive Knife Review

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Riffe specializes in gear for spearfishing, so you know a Riffe knife dubbed “The Terminator” must be all business. The 420 stainless steel blade is 4 1/2 inches long and comes with a standard edge on one side and a serrated edge on the other. The Terminator II variant of this knife has serrated edges […]

01
July

Spyderco Atlantic Salt Dive Knife Review

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Spyderco’s Atlantic Salt is the fraternal twin of its Pacific Salt. Essentially a marine buck knife, the Atlantic Salt is for divers, fishermen, sailors, sea kayakers and just about anyone else who needs a folding knife designed for use in a saltwater environment. The blade is 3.8 inches long and made from H-1 stainless steel. […]

13
June

Spyderco Pacific Salt Dive Knife Review

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Spyderco’s Pacific Salt is essentially a buck knife for divers, but also fishermen, sailors, sea kayakers and just about anyone else who needs a folding knife designed for the marine environment. The blade is 3.8 inches long and made from H-1 stainless steel. Spyderco makes many of its marine knives from H-1 steel, which substitutes […]

13
June

Tusa FK-850 X-Pert Dive Knife Review

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Tusa’s FK-850 is a no-nonsense knife. The blade is 4.5 inches long and has a standard edge on one side, a serrated edge on the other, a cutting notch below the serrated edge, and deadly point on the end. Made from 420 stainless steel, the FK-850 is can be wickedly sharp and hold an edge […]

10
June

Spyderco Caspian 2 Salt Dive Knife Review

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Spyderco made the Caspian 2 out of single piece of H-1 nitrogen steel, which is reputed to be rust-proof. The blade is 4.5 inches long, with both serrated and standard edges, plus a cutting notch. The size and utility, coupled with the knife’s construction, make it a low maintenance, highly functional primary cutter. Pretty much […]

18
May

Akona AK950/925 Talon Dive Knife Review

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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, […]

07
April

Aqua Lung Master Dive Knife Review

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Aqualung’s Master Dive Knife is perhaps the classic underwater cutter, a knife that has appeared in countless films and remains a favorite among US Navy divers and SEALs. A big, heavy tool, this knife comes with a seven-inch blade and a flat, stainless steel butt cap which is ideal for use as an improvised hammer. […]

29
November

Spyderco Aqua Salt Dive Knife Review

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The Spyderco Aqua Salt is a simple, straight-forward dive knife. The almost 5-inch blade is available either with a plain edge or with a serrated edge, and always has a sharp point on the end. That blade also comes made from H-1 stainless steel, which uses nitrogen in place of the more traditional carbon in […]

19
October

XS Scuba Fogcutter Delta Dive Knife Review

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This knife is something of a two-in-one tool, as it serves as both a regular knife and as a pair of clippers.

11
October

XS Scuba Beta Titanium Dive Knife Review

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XS Scuba’s Beta Titanium dive knife is a fairly standard-looking dive knife, but its titanium construction puts it a cut above.

06
October

Scubapro Whitetip Dive Knife Review

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The Whitetip is a compact dive knife that could serve as either a primary or a backup tool.

06
October

Spyderco Mariner Salt Dive Knife Review

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Scuba Diving magazine labeled it the best knife for traveling divers, and this website labels it as the best knife for a serious diver who wants a high quality tool that can be used both underwater and topside.