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View Poll Results: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?
Always 331 85.97%
Most of the time 31 8.05%
Sometimes 8 2.08%
Practically never 11 2.86%
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
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How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

Simple question, how often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

In the comments below, explain why you do that. What's your reason(s) for carrying a knife or not carrying a knife while spearfishing?






I know the obvious reasons of why you should carry a knife. I'm just curious to see what people are actually doing and to get a little insight on what is the reason(s) behind that decision.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:26 AM   #2
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

Not to be a smart alec, but I pretty much always carry a knife out of the water. A knife is a tool, one that is easily carried. It's practical, there are more situations where you need a knife on a daily basis, as opposed to a hammer or a screwdriver. Knives are practical, because they are easy to carry. Thanks Daniel, great question!
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:27 AM   #3
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

I always carry 2. One on my forearm and one on my belt. One reason I carry any at all is to dispatch all my fish before i take them off the shaft and string them.

However the main reason i carry knives revolves around safety. You never know when you are going to have to cut yourself from reel line and major kelp tangles.

Be safe out there guys.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:39 AM   #4
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

Simple but very important subject. I carry one on me at all times in the water and out. I've even considered carrying a pair of heavy duty dives shears on my belt because a knife would only help so much when it comes to 300+ mono.
Now the next important question should be where do you keep your knife?
I've had a very bad experience with my line wrapping around my leg and tangling on my knife, with about a foot of water above my head. I couldn't deploy my knife to cut myself free, luckily I'm still here to tell the story. Needles to say, I do not carry my knife on my leg anymore. I find the best place for my knife is on my weight belt.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:40 AM   #5
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

I allways have a knife or two on me period . Land or sea

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Old 06-05-2014, 01:41 AM   #6
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

I could explain why I carry a knife, but a better way to put it would be to ask "why not?" - for those that don't carry one, or for that matter, anyone that can think of a good reason that would negate the benefits of carrying one or more knives when diving.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:49 AM   #7
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

I always carry two knives when I dive, whether it be scuba or free. On scuba, I have had more than one instance where I could not get to my knife or I had dropped my knife while in use. A second knife would have made my life a lot easier. These experiences have taught me that two knives, carefully placed, can be the difference between life and death. This same thought has carried over into my freediving also. I carry a Rob Allen on my left inner-calf (don't know model, but its flat and flush to my thigh), and a Wenoka Squeeze Lock Titanium Knife, with a Stiletto Tip on my left forearm. I wear them in these places in case one arm gets disabled for the various reasons.
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

Always have a serrated "kelp" knife and a kill knife. Thinking about getting another small knife on my belt or forearm too so both aren't in my knife pocket on my right leg in case that's out of reach if I get tangled up. 3 knives is better than 1!
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:18 AM   #9
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

I carry three, but then I get entangled a lot. Two knives, one inside thigh, one at my waist, and on my shoulder, I carry an eezycut. http://www.eezycut.com.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:39 AM   #10
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

I always keep mine strapped to my forearm where I can easily access it in case of a tangle of any sort. I also would not want to spear a big fish and not have a way to quickly subdue it. I would consider a knife absolutely essential on any dive.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:49 AM   #11
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I want to take my vote back in this stupid pole so I can fulfill a valuable spot here.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:01 AM   #12
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

One on my belt and one on my calf. Killing fish and safety for cutting myself free if need be.
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

Got foot tangled in fishing line while shore diving in the rocks. Couldn't see it, just got grabbed while on my ascent. Why I carry two knifes, forearm and a flat Rob Allen on inner calf.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:28 AM   #14
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

Why would you dive without a knife???
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:33 AM   #15
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Re: How often do you carry a knife while spearfishing?

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Why would you dive without a knife???
Thank you. Smartest thing said and will be said on this pole.
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