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Old 01-10-2019, 07:55 AM
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In between boats at the moment but I used to keep an old Remington fixed 5.5” blade on the boat. It came in handy plenty of times but the last time, the tip snapped off.

I just picked up a Buck 120 Cocobolo but that ones not going on the next boat. Probably stay with the camping gear.

What do you keep around?
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:59 AM
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We bottom fish so its a no brainer we keep a full length serrated white handle knife. That knife cuts bait 10 times faster then a non serrated blade.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:47 AM
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Got a divers knife...some serrated edge..always near the helm within reach.
Always my Ruger pocket knife..in my pocket.
Got a leatherman too...over in storage bin outside of companionway hatch.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:53 AM
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SOG Seal Pup

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:53 AM
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Cheap $2 bait knifes bought by the handful.

Small dexter serrated bait knife is the go to.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:07 AM
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I always carry a Buck knife and a Gerber on my belt any time I go out on the boat.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:08 AM
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Dexters...wood handles.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:11 AM
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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.

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Old 01-10-2019, 09:17 AM
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An assortment of dexter knives and cheap bait knives with green handles.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:18 AM
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Like 6 different ones. All different dexter russels. At least one serrated, at least one normal smooth edge, one filet, and 2-3 bait knives.
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As said, several bait knives. Have one hanging from the T top frame beside the console.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:24 AM
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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.
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[QUOTE=coores14;12134420]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.

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I have the same one. Also comes serrated.
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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.
they most definitely are. Like I mentioned above I carry one on me any time I go on a boat. Any boat. For any reason. In the summertime, most of our boating consists of going to a sandbar and sitting in the water having cocktails. The knife is in my pocket the whole time. When I get home I run it under the faucet for 30 seconds and call it good. If I'm overnighting on the boat, it will not get rinsed until I get home. Sometimes two days will go by.
I've had this Salt for probably two years now and it's still perfect.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
they most definitely are. Like I mentioned above I carry one on me any time I go on a boat. Any boat. For any reason. In the summertime, most of our boating consists of going to a sandbar and sitting in the water having cocktails. The knife is in my pocket the whole time. When I get home I run it under the faucet for 30 seconds and call it good. If I'm overnighting on the boat, it will not get rinsed until I get home. Sometimes two days will go by.
I've had this Salt for probably two years now and it's still perfect.
glad to hear. I got a Saver Salt serrated sheepfoot and a Dragonfly serrated hawksbill. they wont get much boat duty until May.
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glad to hear. I got a Saver Salt serrated sheepfoot and a Dragonfly serrated hawksbill. they wont get much boat duty until May.
it's rare that a product truly lives up to its advertised greatness. At least that's my experience. The Spyderco Salt series is one product that blows my mind. All logic says the thing should be a rusted pile of shit by now. It's not. Worth every penny for those that need a pocket knife on a boat. They also make a fixed blade version that I've been tempted to get to keep on the boat.
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I carry a spoon handle knife that I've had forever. Similar to this but not in that condition, lol

https://kershaw.kaiusaltd.com/knives/knife/7-boning-with-spoon
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:57 AM
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The boat knife itself is a Frost Mora with a red wooden handle. Growing up this was the default knife in every tackle box and every man was three or four of them around for miscellaneous tasks.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:01 AM
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I have a Cutco filet knife that has been really good to me. With that said, just due to cost difference I would probably just go with a Dexter Russell if I had it to do again. The Cutco will last for life, that is for sure, but they are expensive. Sent mine back last year, the blade had so many nicks in it they just replaced it. I will say, in the last couple of years I have switched over to use scissors for 75% of what I used to use a knife for. Safer and easier in my opinion.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:10 AM
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Victorinox , serrated edge , be careful these things are scary sharp.
Those cheap Ghinsu type big knives are good for chopping bait, etc.
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