I saw one of these recently, quality stainless, single sided, easily sharpened with diamond rod. Can't think of anything better except for a big strap on, this can velcro to your harness and be out of the way.http://www.nraknives.com/products/produ ... odel=12104
You may be on to something!
I like what you said about "easily sharpened"....I hope it is true.
How do we find out to sharpen it and most importantly....how SHARP can a person get it....sharp enough to cut OPower line with less than one pound of force? If so, this knife may be a winner!
Once again, we are back to the subject of sharpening.....a subject I have been researching, but have only come up with 2 possible solutions, the practicality and acceptability of which are, as of yet,...unsubstantiated.
Here is the first possible solution: The use of the $70+, Lansky sharpener to sharpen the 2 blades of the double bladed hook knife. From my tests with QPower line, this may have to be done every few weeks, where the salt water environment is severe, using a regime of testing, sharpening and retesting...just like a Scuba diving cave diver, would do.
The second possible solution: The use of the $200+, Apex 3 blade sharpening device, using polishing tape of 2000 and 6000 grit, and 1200 ceramic steel hone....in combination with a Columbia River Knife and Tool Company, "Bear Claw CKRT" blunted point knife. Here is a copy of the note, the engineer, who invented, and sells this beautiful knife sharpening device sent me, after I contacted him for advice on sharpening blades....and, can you believe it....this guy is kiteboarder, too! Soooo, I highly value his opinion, but....that style knife still scares me!
Here is a copy of the note, followed by pictures of the sharpening device and recommended knife:
" You could sharpen those blades but they would be hard to hold. If the entire length of the blade is sharpened you can let the back of the blade rest against the KNIFE GUIDE on the Edge Pro. Then just put you finger on one side of the blade and sharpen. Slide the blade to the opposite side of the machine and sharpen the other side.
looking at this knife I know why I have never used one. I can imagine that if was in real trouble, like tangled in someone's else's kite lines. I am only going to get one slash at the lines before I hit the rocks, I can't even imagine trying to get the line down that slot. I think if you get a Bear Claw this knife will be obsolete."
EDGE PRO INC.
For Sharpeners that Work!
PO BOX 95
HOOD RIVER, OR 97031
1 541 387 2222
You present a 3rd. possible solution, or I should say really a 4th. possible solution, if one considers, REPLACING the 2 blades every few weeks (or at some other predetermined interval), and your solution needs to be researched.
How do we go about it??