A Dive Knife is NOT a weapon! A Dive Knife is a special tool and safety device. A Dive Knife is a tool we use underwater for cutting, prying, digging, pounding and measuring. As a safety device we use it cut cut away seaweed, rope or fishing line if we become entangled and need to free ourselves. We have also used it to cut away fishing nets to free trapped sea turtles. Sometimes we will carry more than one Dive Knife (a large one and a small one) depending on the type of diving we are doing.
Sheath with Retainer:
A Dive Knife must have a sheath for attaching it on our equipment or body. The sheath must hold our Dive Knife securely, yet allow us to release and secure it with one hand. Some sheaths come with straps that allow us to wear it on our leg.
Smooth and/or Serrated Edges:
One side of the Dive Knife may have a smooth edge and the other side may have a serrated edge (like a steak knife). The smooth edge is good for slicing. The serrated edge is good for sawing.
AQUA LUNG® VECTOR Double Serrated, Blunt Tip Dive Knife
The Dive Knife Mrs. Brown uses is an Aqua Lung® VECTOR Knife with double serrated edges and a blunt tip. Mrs. Brown likes having two serrated edges so she can easily saw through fishing nets to save trapped animals. The blunt tip makes the Dive Knife a great multi-function underwater tool. Mrs. Brown wears her Dive Knife on the inside of her lower leg so the knife won't get caught on seaweed or fishing line.
Special VECTOR Dive Knife Features
The Dive Knife is designed to fit in our hand comfortably.
Holds a Sharp Edge:
The Dive Knife is constructed of high carbon 420 stainless steel to hold a sharp knife edge.
Metal Handle Butt Cap:
The metal handle butt cap works as a hammer. That makes this Dive Knife good for pounding on things underwater. This comes in handy if we need to get each other's attention by banging our air tanks.
Double Serrated Edges:
Two serrated edges allow this Dive Knife to easily cut through seaweed, fishing nets, and rope.
The blunt tip makes this knife great for prying or using as a screwdriver.
"Aqua Latch" Knife Sheath:
A unique, self-locking sheath that allows us easy, rapid, one-handed removal and replacement of knife.
Sheath straps are made of easily adjustable, depth compenstating, stretch rubber with plastic snap closure buckles.
The Dive Knife handle is made of high tech XE3215 nylon that does not become brittle or soften with age.