OK so I stumbled upon this channel on Youtube...you know how it is when you watch one suggested video and next thing you know you're getting that channel's videos everyday. Well this channel I've been watching does a lot of ocean rescue stuff and particularly they've got a bunch of videos where they're chasing down seals on the beach to cut rope and fishing line off from around their necks...and watching these guys use scissors and I'm not sure what brand knives is absolutely driving me CRAZY
Every time they catch a seal and try to cut ropes off their necks, it's such a struggle to get them cut. You'd think guys who are professionals (I guess they're pros?) would have better cutting tools. Scissors seem like a safe option so you don't hurt the seal but they're such poor cutters, and don't get me started on the knives I've seen them using.
So....has anyone at Spyderville ever thought about making a Rescuehawk? I feel like the Whale Rescue blade is obviously way too big for this job, but a safety tipped hawkbill seems like the perfect solution for hooking up under the rope and pull cutting it off the seal's neck. I don't think they'd have any issue with a folding knife because the scissors they use are always folded up when they pull them out of their pockets (and it takes two hands to unfold them). I was thinking the Autonomy 1 would even be good for this sort of thing but they're significantly more expensive and I think a hawkbill would work better.
Thoughts? Here's the video I just watched today...
Anyone recognize that knife? I was thinking maybe one of those Leatherman knives or something? Somebody needs to at least modify the tip of a Spyderhawk and mail it to these guys to try out.