southflorida wrote:Can I drip the blades with melted candle wax to keep them free of corrosion and sharp?
I do that on my dakine knife blades hoping to keep them sharp till the day I need it. Wax seems to stay put, the way the sheath and knife are designed, wax wont rub off.
$10 is what I paid for one
I figure they are easy to lose, so I bought 3 at once...gave one away, still have a replacement
funny you mention that, I just bought 2lbs of carnuba wax and was planning on experimenting with hot dipping stainless blades for more mileage.
ideally I'd like to use ceramic blades to rule out corrosion completely but I think they are too brittle to be reliable. So it looks like the next best thing seems to be a high quality stainless since titanium doesn't hold much of an edge. Unfortunately all of the kite knives I've seen so far have made the fatal mistake of an aluminum handle. Its like they had no consideration for dissimilar metals in saltwater.
So I'm thinking either something with a non-metallic handle (nylon, G10, rubber or polycarbonate, etc) and stainless blade or something that is all stainless including the handle.
Ideally I'd like it to have a flat head screwdriver (for those times when your foot strap loosens up, and bottle opener too
What are peoples thoughts on a paracord handle vs webbing? Seems like paracord could be a life saver if you get bit by something in the water.