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OTGav
10-03-2007, 20:58
Post dive cleaning of gear is all fine (water restrictions over here being a bit of a problem, but we are doing OK so far :smiley5: ).

The one bit of my kit that seems to be the biggest PITA for it's size and frequencey of use is my knife.

Dunking/soaking/washing through works with every other bit of kit - but my knife seems to need to be taken apart to wash through, then laid out to dry, and even with all this TLC the damn thing still rust spots.

EMT shears need the same attention?

Titanium?

Is there a tool that can just handle being soaked with the comp etc?

FishFood
10-03-2007, 21:02
You need to oil your knife after dry it. Rub in some 3in1 oil or spray some PB Blaster. Takes just a sec and itll stop that rust.

Titanium wont rust/doesnt need extra attention.

OTGav
10-03-2007, 21:08
Hi, thanks for the reply - I oil it once I'm back at home, but on weekends or livaboards the salt and sand do their work all too effectivley it seems.

datamunk
10-03-2007, 22:33
yea, i spent a lil extra for titanium and never have to worry about it. i ... spray the thing with the hose or dunk it, but honestly, i dont pamper it at all, and its good as new :) i LVOE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT

OTGav
10-04-2007, 01:23
will have to save a couple of bucks for a good titanium bcd knife I guess - can leave the rusty lump on the leg for emergancies involving giving buddies tetnus or something.

scubamarc
10-04-2007, 11:04
my buddy told me he uses vasaline once a year and his knife looked very clean.

Vercingetorix
10-04-2007, 11:30
No need to go the Titanium route, when the Fusiler (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=Fusiler) made from hydralloy or the Blue Tang (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=BlueTangH) (also from hydralloy) may do as well. I just bought the Fusiler as my BC knife. According to Larry's write-up (you DO TRUST Larry, right?), these knives won't rust and will keep an edge. The Fusiler is a full tang knife and easy to take apart without tools

Venio
10-04-2007, 11:41
No need to go the Titanium route, when the Fusiler (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=Fusiler) made from hydralloy or the Blue Tang (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=BlueTangH) (also from hydralloy) may do as well. I just bought the Fusiler as my BC knife. According to Larry's write-up (you DO TRUST Larry, right?), these knives won't rust and will keep an edge. The Fusiler is a full tang knife and easy to take apart without tools

Sorry Rick, but those things do rust. I have a UK Remora, which is also made from Hydalloy and it already (after 18 dives) have shown some signs of rust. to be true to the facts the rust is only under the handle where the material is not machined as smooth as on the cutting portion on the knife.

somewhereinla
10-04-2007, 21:09
I have a titanium as well. I do take it apart once in a while to get the sand out of the handle, but that's about it.

datamunk
10-06-2007, 21:49
so it still stands! titanium!

Scubakraut
10-08-2007, 12:38
wish they made a Titanium flip knife I can also use as a tank banger. Would this one work as a tank banger too?
http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=kn700Ti

datamunk
10-08-2007, 12:42
not sure man... i dont know how hard polycarbonate is to be able to smack against a tank, unless you use the blade which wont have much surface area, so no probably not... may bee better off buying the tank bangers thats a plastic ball on a rubber ring

Silverlode
10-15-2007, 08:02
will have to save a couple of bucks for a good titanium bcd knife I guess - can leave the rusty lump on the leg for emergancies involving giving buddies tetnus or something.

Just wondering... Is it worth getting a titanium knife since, diving knife is apparently one of the items which get lost a fair bit.

tremtech
10-15-2007, 08:12
My serrated ginsu(yes the steak knife) never rusted it just discolored. but if it gets too ugly there is 7 more in the kitchen drawer that I can grind the point down on and they were like 17 bucks for the whole kit

MSilvia
10-15-2007, 08:28
I cry myself to sleep every night over the slight tarnish on the razor sharp stainless steel knife I've been diving with since the mid 1980s. I maintain it by keeping it sharp, dumping it in the rinse with my other gear post dive, and giving it a wipe with oil annually.

Seriously, how big a problem is it to have a knife that looks like it's been in the water? Is it really worth the extra expense for titanium? If so, is it because you need a functional tool, or because you want your gear to look like it's never been used?

Aussie
10-15-2007, 08:36
Buy the EMS shears for $3 and coat them with vaso. Touch up every couple of months with wire brush and recoat the vaso. They last about a year. If you loose it well you lost $3.......big deal

Aussie