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Caving Knife

Postby Scott McCrea » Aug 24, 2006 7:22 am

Do you carry a cutting instrument while caving? What do you carry?

I carry a cheapo, knock-off Leatherman type tool. I rarely use it, but it's there just in case.

Speaking of just in case... This new Wenger Swiss Army Knife called the “Giant Knife Version 1.0.â€
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Postby Andy Shoun » Aug 24, 2006 7:36 am

Sweet! but I hear the Victorinox is coming out with a glow in the dark titanium version (non-magnetic) that includes a built in rappel device, ascender, compass and inclinometer for cavers!
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Postby JoeyS » Aug 24, 2006 7:56 am

I carry a french-made sailors knife that has a single partially serrated 3 1/2" blade. I like it because the handle glows in the dark. Never use it except maybe to cut my sandwich in half or maybe putting a spelunker out of his misery. Somewhere down in my pack is a swiss army knife too.
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Postby hank moon » Aug 24, 2006 10:39 am

most often I carry THIS, but take something beefier if I expect a lot of cutting (i.e. anchor webbing).

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Postby Evan G » Aug 24, 2006 10:47 am

[quote]Speaking of just in case... This new Wenger Swiss Army Knife called the “Giant Knife Version 1.0.â€
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Postby Scott McCrea » Aug 24, 2006 10:58 am

hank moon wrote:most often I carry THIS, but take something beefier if I expect a lot of cutting (i.e. anchor webbing).

Cool knife, Hank. While looking around Trango's web site, I noticed they are selling a bumper sticker. I think I need one. LINK
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Postby graveleye » Aug 24, 2006 11:33 am

thats classic!! I'm going to buy one!
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Postby Evan G » Aug 24, 2006 11:44 am

That bumper sticker been around for a while and quite prevalent here in the valley. We do are best to annoy the gapers (tourists), but they seem to like it. I've seen the bumper sticker with trango, euro motorcycle club, American Alpine Club (AAC), etc written after the tag-line. Scott heck you could put Swaygo after it.
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Postby Evan G » Aug 24, 2006 11:48 am

Would be interest to put an international caving symbol first then the tag-line beside it
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Postby Steven Johnson » Aug 24, 2006 11:53 am

Andy Shoun wrote:Sweet! but I hear the Victorinox is coming out with a glow in the dark titanium version (non-magnetic) that includes a built in rappel device, ascender, compass and inclinometer for cavers!


When it includes a biodiesel-powered winch, count me in. (No more frogging for me... just power it up and let it crank... :-) )
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Postby Evan G » Aug 24, 2006 12:21 pm

Here you go, now a Bumpersticker for Cavers:

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Postby Ralph E. Powers » Aug 24, 2006 7:04 pm

kver33 wrote:Here you go, now a Bumpersticker for Cavers:


With all the horror films going on ... that one is rapidly becoming apt.
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Postby Evan G » Aug 24, 2006 7:35 pm

Ralph E. Powers wrote:
kver33 wrote:Here you go, now a Bumpersticker for Cavers:

With all the horror films going on ... that one is rapidly becoming apt.


No kidding Ralph, sad but true! :agree:
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Postby speloman » Aug 25, 2006 12:25 am

The knife I carry is a Cheapo Leatherman knock off. It has all the stuff a leather man has but has a extra set of screw drivers. I think it is good just incase I have to do repair work on my cap lamp pliers for people who tighten the screw gates on their caribiners too tight etc.
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Postby NZcaver » Aug 25, 2006 2:50 am

speloman wrote:The knife I carry is a Cheapo Leatherman knock off. It has all the stuff a leather man has but has a extra set of screw drivers. I think it is good just incase I have to do repair work on my cap lamp pliers for people who tighten the screw gates on their caribiners too tight etc.

Spelo - next time you find a stuck carabiner gate, try hanging your (or somebody's) body weight on it before resorting to pliers/leatherman. I find the slight flex in the carabiner usually does the trick, allowing you to unscrew it by hand.

For what it's worth, the only knife I normally carry caving is a mini Swiss Army one tucked away in my first aid kit. Maybe I should carry one on my harness too..?
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