Just joined this fourm, greetings one and all.
I've been looking for a knife recently and my path has been this:
Freediving and spearfishing in Europe with fish up to 10 pounds (nothing huge like you guys get) for the last 15 years or so. Love it. I've been using the popular Omer Laser/Mini Laser knife for most of that time - been through a couple. http://www.omersub.com/usa/laser_usa.asp
The sheath snap in is quite good but the blade is pretty poor in my opinion. I wear it on my left arm on the inside as sometimes we stalk in very weedy/shallow water.
So I started reading about steel, came across H1 and the Spyderco Salt range, then found the Fish Hunter.
However, for us guys in Europe, the Fish Hunter is too big for in my opinion. Most spearos over here use a smaller knife in the 70mm to 80mm range rather than the 106 of the FH.
The FH looks good and I'd buy it if it came in a 'mini' size. Would be the perfect replacement for a braining knife.
Then I thought I'd stick with the Omer knife and see if I could get something for processing immediately on the shore. Looked at the Salt Pacific and thought I could carry a folder in a pouch on my weight belt.
Anyway, then I saw the Waterway.
Looks really good for my needs.
Will brain the fish with the Omer or other small knife, cut the gills to bleed out, string the fish. (Stab and one cut essentially).
Then back on shore I can use the Waterway to remove the gills (if not filleting), scale, gut and fillet the fish and toss the frame back in the sea for the crabs.
Not sure if I'd carry the WW strapped to a leg/belt/arm for immediate shore use or leave it until back at the vehicle.
Anyway, I like VG10 and if this has similar performance then it will be a very good wet knife - thanks Lance, looks good.
Will be great to take on camping trips to other islands for the weekend and for kayak trips too.