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Old 01-10-2019, 10:32 AM
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Morakniv Companion with a stainless blade, along with a filet knife.

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Old 01-10-2019, 11:22 AM
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Williams Expedition folding clipped just inside the console, various cheap bait knives within reach around boat, but my Cuda snips might just be my favorite cutting tool on the boat. Keep hearing great things, as above, on the Salts, so picking up one soon
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by swampr View Post
basic boat knives are an assortment of bait and fillet. nothing special. I keep the good fillet knives at home where the fish cleaning happens.

I did just buy 2 small Spyderco Salt series to keep on me while aboard. Time will tell whether they are truly corrosion resistant.
i can attest to the fact they are.

Problem is theyre forged with nitrogen, not carbon, so they get dull quickly.

Overall, they're a good knife.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:30 AM
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Tough to beat this one as a boat knife. I wouldn't try to clean a fish with it though.

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Always a pair of Dexter Russells on my boat. Except for one day. Stayed at a hotel with a dock and kept the boat tied up over night. Next day when I got on the boat to go get brunch, I found out that someone stole both my knives and a bottle of Captain Morgan out of the boat. Nothing else was gone, just he knives and rum...People.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:38 PM
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Shag, what brand knife is that?
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by outcast32 View Post
Shag, what brand knife is that?
It's a Buck 315 Yachtsman. They don't make them anymore but you can find em used. I bought one new 35 years ago and then found another one at a gun show a while back. Ya just have to look around but I would highly recommend one.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:50 PM
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If you ever have to cut any kind of anchor line, line on a fouled prop, etc. you want a knife with a serrated blade.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
my Spyderco Salt 2 is always clipped to my pocket when I'm on the boat. Any boat. It goes swimming with me and everything. Zero rust. Best saltwater knife ever.

I also keep various filet knives in a tupperware container in the console and a large cheap bait cutting knife at the cutting board.

I carry a smaller but similar knife - the Spyerco Dragonfly
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
It's a Buck 315 Yachtsman. They don't make them anymore but you can find em used. I bought one new 35 years ago and then found another one at a gun show a while back. Ya just have to look around but I would highly recommend one.
I have one of those. I have yet to use that pointy thing on the opposite end of the blade though. You? Maybe you're a blow boater?
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:51 PM
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Anything that will slice the limes for the gin and tonic.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
I have one of those. I have yet to use that pointy thing on the opposite end of the blade though. You? Maybe you're a blow boater?
No. The marlinspike is handy for splicing three strand and working shackles. Smartass.

Edited to add: Wanna sell it?
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:18 PM
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I always have a handful of crappy knives in a plastic coffee tub. They’re cheap. Cut well enough and will sink to the bottom at exactly the same rate as the super expensive knives.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:37 PM
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I have a cheap dive knife on the console that I keep as sharp as it gets and I have a "reground:" fillet knife in the tool box in a sheath you can shave with.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:46 PM
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We buy the used "chicken cutting" knives at our bait shop. 4.95 each. They were used in chicken processing plant. Most of them have the name or number of the cutter engraved into the handle. I buy one every time I go in there. J&M Tackle in OB, Alabama
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:52 PM
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A couple bait knives, a filet knife and a cheapo bread knife with the serrated edge for cutting rope
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Boat Bum View Post
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ugh I have this knife but can’t find it! Love my spydercos. Have one of the old stainless Mariners...about 30 years old. Recently picked up a couple of boye sheepsfoot folders for EDC. https://www.boyeknives.com/collections/all

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Old 01-11-2019, 06:06 PM
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I keep a nice Leatherman in that front pocket flap and alway leave it on the boat. I noticed one of the older dockmasters at Newburyport town docks sports one on his belt.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:52 PM
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I'm a big fan of havalon knives. The replaceable blades will take sharpening pretty well but if you knock the edge off one you can just pop a new one on without needing to carry a sharpener around.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
my Spyderco Salt 2 is always clipped to my pocket when I'm on the boat. Any boat. It goes swimming with me and everything. Zero rust. Best saltwater knife ever.

I also keep various filet knives in a tupperware container in the console and a large cheap bait cutting knife at the cutting board.

About 10 minutes ago I just ordered my first Spyderco. A yellow Dragonfly Salt 2 with a serrated edge. Glad to hear you like yours.
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