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Good kayak knife?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Mon May 18, 2020 9:40 am

Any recommendations for a good knife to bring along when kayaking? I normally want small and light, but in this case, I don't really care. Something with a 3-4" blade would probably be ideal. As far as the lock, I like lockbacks. Thanks :)

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Glock27 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:47 am

Siren or Pacific Salt.

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Mon May 18, 2020 9:48 am

Glock27 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:47 am
Siren or Pacific Salt.

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Thanks. Probably good to get SE? I was kind of thinking of a hawkbill.

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Skidoosh » Mon May 18, 2020 9:49 am

I'd go for an enuff sheepsfoot in h1

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby DSH007 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:54 am

I usually carry my Native Salt in and around the water. I will probably carry the Siren a lot more now that I have that though. Any of the Salt series really, would make a great kayak knife..
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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Mushroom » Mon May 18, 2020 10:23 am

The Snap-It Salt has always seemed like a great kayak knife to me. It has the built in carabiner to clip onto your PFD or somewhere on your person.

If that doesn't interest you, you really can't go wrong with a Salt 2. :)
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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Surfingringo » Mon May 18, 2020 10:35 am

A knife for use on a kayak you say?? Let me think...
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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby VooDooChild » Mon May 18, 2020 11:21 am

Dont think they make one.
52100 pm2 might work.
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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby VooDooChild » Mon May 18, 2020 11:30 am

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby ladybug93 » Mon May 18, 2020 11:40 am

Surfingringo wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:35 am
A knife for use on a kayak you say?? Let me think...

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hahaha! this post seems like a joke, but just in case it’s not, i definitely recommend the pacific salt with a serrated edge for use on the water and surfingringo designed the siren as his knife to use as a profession kayak fisherman. i’d say either would be great choices. there are plenty of other salt models to choose from as well. h1 and lc200n are both marvels. i carry them both in the ocean all the time.

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Mon May 18, 2020 11:46 am

ladybug93 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 11:40 am
Surfingringo wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:35 am
A knife for use on a kayak you say?? Let me think...

17CFED20-7FD2-4CCF-BA53-ADA246601A6F.jpeg
hahaha! this post seems like a joke, but just in case it’s not, i definitely recommend the pacific salt with a serrated edge for use on the water and surfingringo designed the siren as his knife to use as a profession kayak fisherman. i’d say either would be great choices. there are plenty of other salt models to choose from as well. h1 and lc200n are both marvels. i carry them both in the ocean all the time.
Thanks. Yeah, I was thinking one of the Salt models would be good.

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Chopping Broccoli » Mon May 18, 2020 11:51 am

Another vote for the SE Pacific Salt. That is my go to water knife.

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Sharp Guy » Mon May 18, 2020 11:55 am

Surfingringo wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 10:35 am
A knife for use on a kayak you say?? Let me think...

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby JuPaul » Mon May 18, 2020 11:57 am

If I was you, I'd have a Siren in my pocket or strapped to the kayak, and a SE hawkbill dragonfly on my pfd. The SE pac salt is also a killer knife (although I mostly use mine for yard work/gardening).
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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Ez556 » Mon May 18, 2020 12:04 pm

The Siren’s design was driven by that exact environment, and I hear it’s a jewel of craftsmanship to boot.
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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby StuntZombie » Mon May 18, 2020 12:32 pm

My Serrated Wharncliffe Salt has served me well as my work and kayaking knife.
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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Mon May 18, 2020 12:33 pm

Pacific and Atlantic both look good. Not sure if I want a sharp or blunt tip though? The blunt seems like a better idea for a marine environment.

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Surfingringo » Mon May 18, 2020 12:46 pm

Edward_Scissorhands wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Pacific and Atlantic both look good. Not sure if I want a sharp or blunt tip though? The blunt seems like a better idea for a marine environment.
The Pacific Salt is already a pretty blunt tip. For my on water uses I don’t find it any more dangerous than something like an Atlantic Salt. I actually grind the spines flat on my Pacific Salts to make them pointier. Unless you’re out on an inflatable I would go with the Pacific between those two.

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby ladybug93 » Mon May 18, 2020 12:57 pm

i wanted a blunt tip in case i had to use the knife in a rescue situation for cutting line. i was back and forth between the assist and the pacific salt. ultimately went with the pacific salt because it does offer a slight hump while maintaining piercing capabilities. it's a slight compromise, but it's the best of both worlds.

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Re: Good kayak knife?

Postby Edward_Scissorhands » Mon May 18, 2020 12:59 pm

Surfingringo wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Edward_Scissorhands wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:33 pm
Pacific and Atlantic both look good. Not sure if I want a sharp or blunt tip though? The blunt seems like a better idea for a marine environment.
The Pacific Salt is already a pretty blunt tip. For my on water uses I don’t find it any more dangerous than something like an Atlantic Salt. I actually grind the spines flat on my Pacific Salts to make them pointier. Unless you’re out on an inflatable I would go with the Pacific between those two.
That is good to know, thanks. I can see a pointy tip coming in handy at times. My only worry is if I ever had to cut someone loose from line or something, it might be less risky with the Atlantic. A buddy of mine had to cut a Canada Goose loose from the fishing line recently, and it seems like the Atlantic would've worked well for that. Although, all he had a regular pointed knife, and it got the job done without poking any holes in the goose :)


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