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monant
11-01-2008, 11:20
What knife do you use to kill a fish that you made a bad shot on?

James1010
11-01-2008, 13:29
You don't need a knife just bite it's head off! No joking, any knife will work fine depending on the size of the fish. If you hit a 300lb grouper you might need a larger knife then a small bc knife. I would say it is diver preference.

monant
11-01-2008, 13:34
I've heard of people using ice picks over knifes. I'm not sure of the safest way to sheath an icepick. Any sugesstions?

Splitlip
11-01-2008, 14:15
Riffe

http://bluewaterhunter.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/media/riffe_knife_spearfisher_std.jpg
RIFFE INTERNATIONAL / Accessories - page 5 (http://www.speargun.com/knives.htm)

cmburch
11-01-2008, 15:10
This is what I use. Also for gutting on the water.

Crimediver
11-01-2008, 15:27
Sharp pointed knife. I use a gerber or often an old Tekna.

Grin
11-02-2008, 08:25
I found a small stilletto type knife is superior to a big knife. The smallest riffe, like pictured in the previous posts, is a nice one. I use the small Wekona Stilletto knife for one reason: It is available in Titanium, which needs zero maintenance (meaning I never need to rinse it off, and it won't rust ever no matter what). The Riffe is probably a better knife for the use, but it's stainess and requires rinsing at the end of the day. Yes stainless will rust if left in a sheath soaked in saltwater. It sounds like a minor BS item of no concern, but my opinion is each and every itty bitty thing I can do, to do less, is something I am interested in.
A small knife is easily attached to your BC also. This is one more step toward doing less. When suiting up you have eliminated straping the knife on. I tie wrap my little Wekona to my inflator hose. This makes one handed, visible access, easy when one hand has a grouper in it. I can easily grab the knife with the unused hand, spike the fish, and put the knife away one handed. And see the knife thoughout, as I grab it and put it back, verification it is secure.
A small knife is alot easier to brain-spike the fish with also.

cmburch
11-02-2008, 11:27
Link to spearfishing knives
Knives - ScubasWorld (http://www.scubasworld.com/products.php?cat=13)

monant
11-03-2008, 08:09
Thanks for the advice everyone. cmburch, you sent a great link. I think I,ll either buy the OMER Laser USA or the Riffe Standard Knife.

h2odragon1
11-03-2008, 11:16
You don't need a knife just bite it's head off! No joking, any knife will work fine depending on the size of the fish. If you hit a 300lb grouper you might need a larger knife then a small bc knife. I would say it is diver preference.

Just bite his head off? then you talk about a 300 lb grouper?
Could you show us how to do that?:smiley20::smilie40::smiley5:

monant
11-03-2008, 13:10
I've bit the heads off of several fish but got strange looks from my dive buddies. :smiley5:

ScubaDude
11-03-2008, 22:42
Next time, try sharing, you're so selfish! :smiley20:

Deep VI
11-04-2008, 01:15
Riffe

http://bluewaterhunter.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/media/riffe_knife_spearfisher_std.jpg
RIFFE INTERNATIONAL / Accessories - page 5 (http://www.speargun.com/knives.htm)


Ditto with the Riffe, or anything pointy for that matter.

cmburch
11-04-2008, 04:38
Riffe is a popular first knife for many spearfishermen. Some are lost when freediving and the second knife is a cheaper one. I tie a yellow line, large enough for my fingers to go through when gripping the knife. And hope if I drop my knife that the yellow will help me see it.

emt
01-17-2009, 01:04
If a wood gun, try attaching a "kill spike" to it. Example New Page 0 (http://www.spearfishing.cc/Personal%20Protectin%20Device.htm)

Black-Gorrilla
01-17-2009, 13:22
You don't need a knife just bite it's head off! No joking, any knife will work fine depending on the size of the fish. If you hit a 300lb grouper you might need a larger knife then a small bc knife. I would say it is diver preference.

Just bite his head off? then you talk about a 300 lb grouper?
Could you show us how to do that?:smiley20::smilie40::smiley5:

Takes alot of chewing, but it's doable if you got 15-20 minutes to spare...

The Riffe knife is incredibly nice. really sharp, but i had to stray away from the 80 dollar price tag.

emt
02-04-2009, 11:21
I would have seriously questioned this if I had not recently seen several UTUBe Videos of people husking coconuts with their

teeth....YouTube - The Coconut Man of Bohol, amazing! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBLlKjAVaYA&feature=related) Those people husk a coconut with their teeth in less than a minute...

It's not for me bitting coconuts or fish heads but I wouldn't mind motioning that coconut biting guy over to put the sleeper hold on the fish. Go get it .

emt
02-04-2009, 11:31
I've bit the heads off of several fish but got strange looks from my dive buddies. :smiley5:

I've got to ask if you've also husked the coconuts with your teeth as on UTUBE. It's pretty amazing to me doing that in under a minute.

Beefcake
03-14-2009, 15:52
I've only done this with albacore tuna, so you guys can tell me if I'm off base for other fish: I use a phillips screwdriver as a brain-spike on my boat. I buy them at the dollar store and throw them away when they get rusty. I haven't figured out the right way to carry it while diving, but I feel that I am less likely to stab myself or punture my BCD with a screwdriver than a sharp knife. By the way, I do have a small BC knife, the obligatory Rambo knife on my calf, and a pair of snips for emergencies (entanglement), but I would rather use a relatively dull object to dispatch the rockfish that I'm hoping to spear this year. Any thoughts?

cmburch
03-14-2009, 17:56
Just shooting a rockfish in the head with your polespear or speargun will normally kill it. I then put them on my stringer. I started gutting and scaling them while still in the water diving. When freediving, I have my knife on my left forearm. I have also thought about gluing a pouch around my chest area for a knife. On SCUBA, my knife is attached to my SPG hose on one of my Reg set-ups.

shaggie
04-19-2009, 10:56
I sure wish Scuba Toys would carry Riffe products. And speargun replacement part (shafts, slide rings etc.).

p944
09-25-2009, 21:07
I usually just pull the gills of the fishes, and they're dead in 20 seconds, faster than pulling and holstering the knife.