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cutting line off of entagled animals

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by Dave Kay, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

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    I was sort of joking about that part. The rest, not.

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  2. Dave Kay

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    Hi, not talking about hooks from sharks, I'll leave that to trained individuals. But I would help any other creature. Do you have recommendations for them? Thanks
     
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  3. Dave Kay

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    I would imagine there is a lot of manipulation to cut something free. So opportunities to drop the tool. Can you attach the Trilobite to a retractor or your wrist?
     
  4. Dave Kay

    Dave Kay Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks and its no Joke for sure.
     
  5. Dave Kay

    Dave Kay Nassau Grouper

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    I would imagine there is a lot of manipulation to cut something free. So opportunities to drop the tool. Can you attach the Trilobite to a retractor or your wrist?
     
  6. Dave Kay

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    Thanks for the ID help!!
     
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  8. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    The idea is to use as little manipulation as possible by using the right tool. And have a plan before approaching the creature. Also maintain your tools and keep them sharp, nothing worse than finding out your cutting tool(s) is useless when you finally need it.

    Although I have a bungee lanyard, that goes around my wrist, on some tools, on most I use the "don't drop the f'n thing" method on most. The problem with having a tool attached, especially the retractor, is it can become part of the entanglement rendering it, possibly you, useless. Not dropping a tool, from my experience, is a matter of focus. My motto is I collect dive gear, I don't drop any by accident. Works good so far.



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