Every Good Sailor Carrys A Knife
Yep...Coast Guardsman...They never told us that we had to do it but we all carried a knife on our belt... Some used folders some fixed..I still have the fixed blade Buck knife I carried on my belt while in the service...One of the smaller fixed blades the Buck Caping knife. However if I was going to do it all over again i'd be a bit smarter. See one of the reason you carry a knife on a ship or boat is if you get pulled over the side by a rope, hawser, or net etc etc....Your suppose to cut yourself free. Now what I would make sure is that my knife had a serrated blade not a smooth blade.. Something that going to cut real fast!!!!!!
So......even you guys that ride the small craft now... Canoes, Kiyaks, row boats, sail boats...best to carry a knife and probably because how fast the serrated blade cuts make sure thats the kind of blade it should have. Um wonder too? If the serrated blade would be good for the tree hunters too... You never know when your going to have to do some serious cutting hanging from a tree. Probably need a knife that opens easy too.. Fixed blade, folder, or maybe a knife with a lanyard to attach around your wrist so you don't lose it????Serrated or smooth blade? Um if I was back in the USCG I'd probably use a Gerber serrated Gator!!!!! or next time I take the canoe out..It's going to be a serrated blade knife for sure!!!They cut faster!!!