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Where and how do you keep your cutting tool

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba' started by Sbiriguda, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    If I’m on the Great Lakes, I’ll add shears to my waist.
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  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    The only thing you can do wrong is to NOT have a line cutter of some kind, or to have just one that is not reachable with both hands.
    Mine is on my chest strap, reachable with either hand. See Fishhook in Finger
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  3. jborg

    jborg Lurker ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Sweden
    You all keeping line cutters on computer or compass straps, do you not find that they interfere with the compass readings? Or are they all of some ceramic sort?
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  4. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
    They'll be on the underside.

    Mine's a standard Suunto compass with bungee mounts threaded through the Trilobite sheath. I have the compass on top and the Trilobite under my wrist.
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  5. fisheater

    fisheater Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sebastopol, CA
    Blunt serrated steak knife and Eezycut trilobite, each in their sheath on my BP/W's waist band, right next to the buckle in the center of my waist. Easily reachable by either hand.

    Trauma shears in my right thigh pocket, front part shoved into a plastic tube attached with a ziptie to a bungee loop.
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  6. Degenerate

    Degenerate DIR Practitioner

    Knife on the left side of my waist strap, trilobite line cutter on the bungee straps of my Perdix.
    In 2 years of diving I've only used the knife to split firewood between dives, trilobite is what I'll use to cut lines and stuff.
    Still always bring the knife on dives though, because why not.
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  7. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    Knife on left waist band or BC attachment point depending on which BC, trilobite on right computer bands.
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  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    Knife on right side of waist band (acts as holder for long hose). Line cutter on PDC strap, line cutter on harness near chest d-ring (oppisite side of PDC). Shears in pocket.

    Two is one one is none, I want two, so it is three for me...

    I will also sometimes carry a cutting device on my camera tray...
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  9. Brett Hatch

    Brett Hatch ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Monterey
    Blunted steak knife in a sheath on waistband left side
    EMT shears in a sheath on waistband right side, kept in place w/ a triglide (this doubles as a longhose retainer)
    Trilobyte in Velcro sheath sewn to my drysuit's left forearm

    Probably not necessary to have 3 different cutting tools, but none are in my way. Who knows, maybe some day I'll need one, drop it, need another one, drop it, and be very grateful for the third.
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  10. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

    EMT shears in a MOLLE pouch. Attached to 2 x 1" pieces of bicycle inner tube that can go on the 2" webbing anywhere there's room. I usually put them on the shoulder strap below the D-ring so it's somewhere on my side (it slides around a bit).
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