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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby iriejohn » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:21 pm

matth wrote: Handle works fine for me. And like I have suggested before go with the bright colors for the knife.
Everyone should use whatever they feel works best, for me nothing on the market works better than EEZYCUT for cutting kite lines.
Agree. I've used my EEZYCUT in anger and it worked perfectly.

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby LiquidXtasy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:22 am

matth wrote:
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LiquidXtasy wrote:
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Bad idea, the handle is too short and could slip out of your hand. And when you are under water, you can't tell the difference between the handle and the cutting end. Better off using a bigger knife

Handle works fine for me. And like I have suggested before go with the bright colors for the knife.
Everyone should use whatever they feel works best, for me nothing on the market works better than EEZYCUT for cutting kite lines.
That's a good idea with the bright color, but it still won't help much when you're under water and can't tell which end is the handle and which end is the cutting end. And the handle might work fine for you, but for those of us with bigger hands, our fingers could get in the way of the blades that cut the lines. And when it comes down to a life or death matter, you can't have something like this obstucting the way the knife cuts.

This knife right here is what you want

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It's always at your side 24 hours a day, it has a leg strap, to keep it safe and secure, it has a nice grip, and your kite lines don't stand a chance if you decide to cut them lose. And there is without a doubt, a huge difference between the blade and the handle.

That little thing that you think is a knife needs to be in a kitchen for peeling potatoes. Because when it comes down to a life or death matter, you don't want to be figeting around with a play toy, you want a real knife that is going to get the job done when you need it the most.

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby knotwindy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:41 am

I think a blunt tip would be much better. If you have lines wrapped around a body part, with those knives, there will be blood. Unnecessary , just get one with a blunt tip.
Also, with the Ezzycut there is a strap on one end so you can tell which end is which if it slips in your hand after you have pulled it out of the sheath by the correct end.
But whatever works for you is best.

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby borist » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:15 am

knotwindy wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:41 am
I think a blunt tip would be much better. If you have lines wrapped around a body part, with those knives, there will be blood. Unnecessary , just get one with a blunt tip.
Yup. In emergency when possibly cutting lines under water, locating them by feel rather than sight and in hurry, a pointy straight knife blade might do a lot of damage to the user

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby Slappysan » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:30 am

topmick wrote:
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Lost my EZcut after just 3 sessions :(
Yeah, EZCut is the way to go for sure.

How did you lose yours? I've put 8 sessions on mine and it seems solid.

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby topmick » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:52 am

Slappysan wrote:
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topmick wrote:
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Lost my EZcut after just 3 sessions :(
Yeah, EZCut is the way to go for sure.

How did you lose yours? I've put 8 sessions on mine and it seems solid.
I had mine in the pouch that it came with attached to one side of my harness, even had some elastic chord tied to it.

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby iriejohn » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:50 pm

I've had my Eezycut for years and if there's wind I'll kite every day of the week and never lost mine (in the pouch with a Velcro fastener), so I can't imagine how you lost yours! :?:

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby topmick » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:47 pm

iriejohn wrote:
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I've had my Eezycut for years and if there's wind I'll kite every day of the week and never lost mine (in the pouch with a Velcro fastener), so I can't imagine how you lost yours! :?:
I just checked & the knife I lost was a Benchmade knife not Eezycut. :o
It was a great knife but it started corrupting & the pouch was crap.
I'll order an Eezy cut asap.

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby iriejohn » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:17 am

topmick wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:47 pm
iriejohn wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:50 pm
I've had my Eezycut for years and if there's wind I'll kite every day of the week and never lost mine (in the pouch with a Velcro fastener), so I can't imagine how you lost yours! :?:
I just checked & the knife I lost was a Benchmade knife not Eezycut. :o
It was a great knife but it started corrupting & the pouch was crap.
I'll order an Eezy cut asap.
OK. I suggest you get a couple of spare blades with the knife and change the blade once a year or when it starts looking a bit crusty. :-)

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Re: Knife - what to you think?

Postby Bushflyr » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:30 pm

Not 100% sure it's EZCut brand, but the one I have came with a bunch of spare DLC coated blades. Super sharp and will never rust even after years of sitting in a salty pouch.

ETA: Mine says EZ Diving on one side and Easy Diving on the other. DLC coated blades are in perfect shape after about 3 years sitting in a salty pouch.

Found the link: https://www.gearbest.com/swimming/pp_72987.html


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