Shopping around for a small knife to mount to a pfd.
I was originally considering an NRS co-pilot in titanium but iits not so great reviews (apparently the spring in its sheath rusts easily) and price are keeping me away.
The CRKT Neckolas and Bear Claw seem to fit the bill - they aren't titanium (really looking for something that would be lesser/no maintenance - but as long as they don't rust after a quick rinse I am ok) - any comments on which would be the better knife to mount on pfd - almost all paddling done on Saltwater?
Thanks in advance!,
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Others, higher quality|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Feb-22-13 10:00 PM (EST)
Spyderco Salt 1
Really want a fixed blade vs a folder...|
Posted by: kayak_bob on Feb-22-13 11:57 PM (EST)
Was looking at the spyderco salt series - but really wanted a fixed blade....too bad they discontinued the caspian series....
minimalist survival knife|
Posted by: Hataryoneh on Feb-23-13 8:15 AM (EST)
My son gave me this for Christmas and I love it.
Deep See Wenoka |
Posted by: Marshall on Feb-23-13 11:19 AM (EST)
Knife handle has the clip arrangement not the sheath. Comes in 3 blade styles. About $45.
A lot depends on your usage |
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Feb-23-13 12:36 PM (EST)
Posted by: hikenmike on Feb-23-13 5:47 PM (EST)
I agree with Marshall, I picked up the Wenoka titanium last spring, has been on my vest ever since. Carried on ocean and whitewater. Stays put , no rust and a good value. Got mine via amazon.
Titanium as a blade steel|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Feb-24-13 12:49 AM (EST)
This interests me. I had never heard of pure titanium as a blade metal.
Benchmade fixed blade steel dive knife|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Feb-24-13 1:52 AM (EST)
Not sure why I'm so interested in this topic since I'm not in the market for a knife, but I like knives.
direct answer to OP|
Posted by: Steve_in_Idaho on Feb-24-13 7:47 AM (EST)
Forget the Neckolas. I have one, and seriously - I can't think of a good use for it. The sheath is pretty pitiful, as a clip-on. There is no good way to attach it to a pfd, and I don't care to use any kind of neck-knife while paddling. I have come to the conclusion that I don't like serrated blades. While I can tolerate partial serrations, the fully serrated blade has limited use (and questionable at that). And to top it off, I am unimpressed with the way the knife clips into the sheath.
Skip the knife, go with a rescue hook|
Posted by: Bnystrom on Feb-24-13 9:14 AM (EST)