to the Accessory Lounge. Our list of fun, and very important,
items that must be part of any good dive inventory.
- Made by Cressi. This truly is the ultimate dive knife. I
zip tied the sheath to the shoulder strap of my B.C. and wore
this blade on evey dive for many years. This knife, like many
others, completely disassembles so every metal piece can be
cleaned and oiled. The blade has a full, and heavy, tang that
extends all the way through the rubber handle. Just take a
large straight edge screwdriver and remove the giant retention
nut on the end of the handle. The knife then slides apart
with no other effort. I always wanted a big dive knife, and
this one is really big. No fear when it comes to the possibility
of being ensnared in the wily tendrils of fishing line. This
blade will probably cut through anything that crosses your
path underwater. I was so excited when I invested in this
about 10 years ago, and I have never regretted adding this
tool to inventory. The ultimate dive knife AND survival knife.
- Made by Cressi. This is my current blade...strapped to the
inside of my left leg on every dive. This knife is comparable
to other notable brands such as Underwater Kinetics and Tusa.
I like the drop point, serrated edge, and line cutter. It
also comes apart for a complete clean and oil. I picked up
this knife for two reasons... 1) I love the Orca, so I bought
another Cressi, and 2) the hard plastic sheath with push button
release. All my other knives prior to the Borg were held in
the sheath with a rubber ring placed over the handle. Very
old school, but very effective. I finally got tired of pulling
off, and pulling back on, that really tight ring...especially
when bending over in full gear to reach my calf. The Borg
does have an unpolished tang, which makes it a little more
prone to rust. Make sure you take it apart, wash off the salt
water, and spray on a little WD-40 after it dries. Two years
of diving with my Borg, and counting, and not a spot of rust
to be found. A little TLC is all it takes.
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