- Reaction score
- Boulder, CO
- # of dives
- 1000 - 2499
But that was a different era. In those days, the good guy divers wore silvery wetsuits, and the bad guy divers wore black wetsuits. That was fortunate, because you could tell which was which during the fighting. You had to have a knife like this ready in case you saw someone with a black wetsuit approach. That knife might not have been able to hold an edge, but it was still sharp enough to cut through a bad guy's exhaust hose.I must admit that my first dive knife was one of these because that is what Mike Nelson wore.
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The blade was a but smaller than the BFKs that followed. As I recall, the sheath only had a belt loop so most divers wore it on their weight belt, which what not great planning. I ended up preferring a thigh knife pocket on the wetsuit with one strap for the classic BFK.
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These beasts didn't rust, but they couldn't hold an edge either. Sharpening stones were pointless because the metal was too soft. A 220 grit belt sander produced the longest lasting "micro serrated" edge.