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Old 07-31-2018, 10:18 AM   #1
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Favorite Knives

I like good tools that have quality and purpose.

For my kayak multi-purpose ready knife, I like having a Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade on a cord around my neck. I use a paracord style neck cord that stretches like a bungee for comfort. I buy that stretch cord by the yard from an Army Surplus store. Also convenient on the neck cord hanging with the knife sheath is a signal whistle and large size nail clippers for cutting fluorocarbon leaders and knots off of hooks.

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade:

- High quality design and strong material
- Lightweight, simple elegant design
- Holds up well to salt water and abuse
- 4.1" blade of high quality stainless steel, durable thickness, razor sharp
- Durable molded synthetic handle & sheath is smooth and comfortable
- Sheath has multiple ways to mount, including good belt/vest clip
- Knife snaps in securely and holds comfortably from any angle
- Razor sharp blade cuts braid, lines, cords, rope effortlessly
- This knife arrived so sharp I have not had a need to resharpen yet.
- multi-purpose blade shape from cutting bait to emergency use
- grips well when wet
- Low cost/high value @ $17
- Made in Sweden



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BTJKB00...533052894&sr=4


This Milwaukee Fastback folding knife I found on the sidewalk. It has turned out to be my most useful regular carry all-purpose utility knife.

- Very strong and tight, like a good tool should be
- Stainless steel blade, piercing tip and smooth, controlled cutting
- Blade is about 3" and stout. Overall length folded is about 5"
- Easy one-hand flip open, locks securely in closed and open positions
- Sharpens easily. I tend to sharpen regularly to maintain razor edge
- Convenient hole at back for split ring or lanyard
- Strong reversible wire clip for belt or vest pocket, etc.
- Slim & compact for it's size. Comfortable and smooth in the pocket.
- Remarkable tool strength in a flip knife for only $15 at Home Depot



https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...1990/203981004


I like lots of exotic and collectible knives too. These are both durable and practical.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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I remember suggesting the morakniv and you got one

It's still my favorite. Easy to sharpen and does not rust if you wash it at the end of the trip. I also have a serrated version that cuts thru gills and rope like butter. Only problem is once it's too dull it cannot be sharpened(easily).

https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Craf.../dp/B00TBF48XK
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:42 PM   #3
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I got a scuba knife which has a sheath that attaches to my pfd very well.

Similar to this one
https://www.amazon.com/Promate-Point.../dp/B003BR0EQ4
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Can't go wrong with the Bubba Blade. This one folds.

Folding Bubba Blade
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:07 PM   #5
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I remember suggesting the morakniv and you got one
It's still my favorite. Easy to sharpen and does not rust if you wash it at the end of the trip. I also have a serrated version that cuts thru gills and rope like butter. Only problem is once it's too dull it cannot be sharpened(easily).
Yay!

That was over a year ago and it's now my favorite fishing knife! It's basically all-round perfect for the kayak - light, convenient, sharp and easy.

Thank YOU, Sir! And thank you for reminding me that it was your valuable advice when I was searching for answers and solutions.

Yes, I discovered it needs to be washed after each trip in the ocean. It's very resistant to salt water, but if it's not taken out of it's sheath and wiped down, it will corrode over time.

Personally, I don't like serrated edges much, so I always lean toward smooth, sharp blades. I like clean cuts and I don't know how to sharpen a serrated blade anyway.

Lots of people rip out gills with their fingers, in a manly sort of way. They eat pumping hearts, etc., just like the Mongol hordes were famous for doing.


For halibut, there's a natural "seam" about mid cheek that is like a simple cutting line with a sharp "surgical" knife like the Morakniv. One quick punch & slice here and it cleanly, efficiently, neatly cuts the gills for a humane bleed-out and respectful, restful sleep. (Maybe, but who knows? It's hard to guess what it really feels like.)




Thank you for your knife tip 14 months ago. It was a great one!
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About favorite filleting knives, I don't know. I still use a basic Edge World that I bought at Squidco. It's easy to sharpen after each use, and I think sharpness counts for a lot.



For chopping Sea Monsters on the snout, maybe something with a heavy meat-cleaver-like kukri blade might help. Blunt downward force and the shape of the blade tends to draw the point of impact toward the knife until it's cut in two. I'm waiting for this one to be delivered on Friday:




Other than Sea Monster head-chopping and the next Zombie Apocalypse, I'm not quite sure what else to do with it. Maybe a bad-ass photo prop? Cutting whale blubber into blocks? Might be good for pirates who want to rape, pillage and plunder.

It came to me for almost nothing with an Ebay auction snipe in the last few seconds. I was enjoying a cold beer on a hot day.

Lucky again! More useless clutter, yay!
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I will try to punch thru the seam next time. Looks like it's worth a try...once the halibut is on the game clip of course!

Idk about the no suffering. The last halibut I got jumped out of the kayak 20 minutes after it was bled. (Fell on the floor, not water)

I have a cheap fillet knife and that's on my next to upgrade list. I sharpen it but it loses its edge fast. Maybe a bubba blade will suit me good.
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I will try to punch thru the seam next time. Looks like it's worth a try...once the halibut is on the game clip of course!
I learned that technique from this video when I was surfing around to learn tips and tricks for filleting a halibut:

https://youtu.be/yviDaE5FO8Y

Some of the best halibut fillet work I've seen to date is by that guy with the cold hot dogs ... ful-rac. In that department he is a meticulous artist.


Here's one of the Bubba Blade fillet knives. Looks interesting:
https://www.amazon.com/Bubba-Blade-N...h+fillet+knife

I checked Ebay and other places. They all seem to be just about $51-55, on the nose. They seem to have their franchise locked up pretty tight. Blade hardness is very high and they have a coating that allegedly makes them more slick and slippery for smooth cutting.

More details from the manufacturer:
https://www.bubbablade.com/collectio...x-fillet-knife
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