This.Bloke wrote: ↑Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:02 pmThe Naval Base I work on is one of the East Coast Bases for our Clearance Divers, the equivalent of your Navy Seals and I’ve had the privilege of meeting one in particular named Paul De Gelder. Paul was bitten by a Bull Shark one morning about ten years ago in Sydney Harbour and lost a hand and leg. Talk to him for a couple of minutes, then tell me about the best shark knife and the best place to poke one when your being crushed in it’s jaws and drowning.
Hey Hitch, I certainly agree that an inquisitive shark may well be sent on it’s way with a fist, speargun, camera, knife etc. smacked on it’s nose. It happens regularly. But that’s an inquisitive shark.Pelagic wrote: ↑Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:15 pmBloke, having lived on the coast my entire life I can also get you in touch with several people who firmly believe that their dive knife has saved their life during both shark attacks and encounters. There are countless accounts of people saving themselves simply by punching the shark. I'm having trouble seeing a knife as useless in these scenarios. Frankly, because i know it's not.
Again, I agree!
I never quite got the use of the term 'deployed*' in regards to knives. Ive seen it used instead of 'opening' (why is beyond me).
Fixed blade in hand when near a reef.SpyderScout wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:34 amI never quite got the use of the term 'deployed*' in regards to knives. Ive seen it used instead of 'opening' (why is beyond me).
What do you mean in this instance; that you always swim around with your fixed blade ready in your hand or that you have a folding knife in the open position some where on you or ... ?
* Personally I open a knife. I got deployed to the sand box.
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