It sounds like you'd require more of a utility oriented knife for that sort of duty, whereas the Recondo (I love that name, why didn't they just call it "super-secret-recon-ninja-seal"?
) appears to be a defensive knife. I read Mr. Mintin's review, and although it appears the Recondo did perform, I wonder if the "X-42" 's radical blade shape will become a liability rather than an asset.
I saw that program too.
What a description that they gave on what happens to you when they launch a cage/net and your foot gets tangled in the line & you get pulled overboard & the dragged down.
I don't remember the stats on how deep/how fast but damn that thing pulls so hard & fast that you head explodes and you are gasping for air & dead within seconds. Unbelievable!!!
I turned to the wife & said, "See, that's why I carry a knife."
Then it occured to me that with that kind of force & speed there is probably no way in hell that you could pull yourself down & cut the line beneath your foot!!
I mean come on!!!
Of coarse I would still have a knife & I would still try my a$$ off.
Picture that scenario while doing 60 mph(?) at 500+ ft.
1.Keep your knife super sharp.
2.Good Luck to 'ya!!!!...You'll need it.