high123 wrote:What really helps in salt water is to cover the blades with a thick layer of high viscosity grease. Then wrap one layer of very thin plastic wrap/food wrap around it so you don't create a mess when you put the knife into the pouch.
kitezilla wrote:I am interested in everyone's opinion, even when I don't quite understand what they are saying.
Do you carry a kite knife?
A lot of people do not, and from the results of my testing, I can see the merit in presenting a case for not carrying one... The argument would go like this: "Why waste the time, in an emergency, to grapple around for a kite knife, which, even if you find it and fish it out, probably won't cut the line, that you are tangled in!" or "Your time will be better spent on dealing with the tangle, in some other way, and not wasting valuable moments, running a "fool's errand", in fumbling with a dull kite knife, that won't work anyways" or "Knowing that you don't carry a kite knife will keep you more focused, knowing that you can't get yourself out of trouble, and therefore, will make you extra careful not to get into trouble, in the first place".
I would like to think that you were, in a subtle way, presenting that point of view, rather than just being rude.
Either way, I appreciate your participation in the thread.
2 yrs ago i was kite-noobie to learn and somehow lines get stuck and wrappped around my foot and then later other foot so i had hard time to try cut lines with hook knife of blade is really cheap
then i decided to buy dive knife in case to rescue others and me
why they made cheap blade to sell as WTF !
i wish to sue them but never mind !
Yes, I always carry one (2 blade version)... as it was supplied with my Mystic Warrior Harness.
One post i remember reading on one of the forums sometime ago about kite knives - Someone tried using one to cut the depower rope and not the lines when they got into difficulty and it took quiet a few attempts to cut free...
kitezilla wrote:Greg7 wrote:They are so cheap I would just get a few per season.
Where do you buy them?
It seems that the double bladed hook knives cost about $15 to $54 (plus shipping) each.
I wish I had enough money to consider those prices... "cheap".
How often do you change out your knives?
What do you use as your indicator for "time to replace"?
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