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SPYDERCO IMPRESSES AGAIN FISH HUNTER

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by JParanee, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    I've always like Spyderco from my original Police decades ago to my Yojimbo's of today

    If I’m carrying a production knife it is usually a Spyderco

    So when I decided to get a new spear fishing knife that would double as a good fishing knife I came across the FISHHUNTER

    I like the knife very much and it seems like it will fit the bill as a dispatch knife for spear fishing and a cut away knife with the serrations for spear fishing and fishing

    The sheath I’m hoping keeps it’s solid retention ...... if it does not that would be a problem

    I like that it clicks in ...... hopefully it stays that way

    It is a hard plastic sheath that came with a Spyderco G Clip which I don’t get most dive belts are 2 inches

    I replaced it with Tech Lock adjusted to accommodate a 2 inch belt

    I had to angle it on the Tech lock which worked out

    Shown with a pair of JBL FREEDIVE FINS & Shaka Pole Spear

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  2. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Great looking knife . Should "dispatch" just fine . ;)

    I've read some negative reviews about the stock sheath rapidly losing retention . You seem aware already , I think .

    For your use , a custom sheath might be a good idea . Or an actual lanyard . :confused:
     
  3. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    I like the size, color, and serrated edge. Watch out for the sharks.
     
  4. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Doc

    I am concerned it clicks in nice now but it’s pointy and sharp and I don’t need it coming out at the wrong time

    I’ve also read that it weakens up quickly

    Might send to my friend Matt Gregory who is a wonderful maker who DOES NOT DO KYDEX sheaths but if I beg him might undertake. A proper. Dive sheath

    Infant I’m gonna send him a link to this thread :)

    I like the the coil lanyard I have on it now

    I’ve used such on pliers and other tools around water my whole life and they have saved my titanium Van Staals pliers on many occasions

    Plus if I have to pull it fast under water and I don’t have time to get the lanyard on if I have to drop it it will stay around
     
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  5. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    ...mildly surprised you haven’t just sent it here yet. :p

    I’ll see what I can do!


    What alloy did they choose for this?
     
  6. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    295
    Jan 27, 2019
    Rediculous sheath for a Freedive knife.

    I want something to work on my dive belt. This g-clip doesn't fit a single dive belt on earth.

    Also, there's a post about a guy bending the fine tip on a striper head down in New England... And honestly, they're not that hard.

    I think they ground the tip way too fine and the sheath was a huge miss.

    I'd like one with a sturdier tip, 3.5" blade length (the perfect length spearfishing knife - see all of Europe for proof) and a decent dive-belt compatible sheath. Even the current one with a nylon webbing loop and retention bungee that puts the top of the handle flush with the top of the loop would be infinitely better and actually usable.

    So close, yet so far.
     
  7. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    H1 @Matthew Gregory.

    Joe, check out the Waterway also (LC200N) if you haven’t already. Nice PE option that could work as a dive knife (I think).
     
  8. DocT

    DocT

    Mar 25, 2012
    Wonderful choice
     
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  9. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Thanks, bud.



    Joey probably shouldn’t check anything else out until he talks to me. ;)


     
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  10. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I mean, while the oven’s hot...hey what’s your address? I have 7 or 8 that need some Mashed Matt kydex. :)
     
  11. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    ...rather than something in LC200n? ;)
     
  12. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    I’m

    I’m at the ocean now and used it today no issues but I’m gonna send it your way when I get home buddy

    Thank you
     
  13. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006

    I agree on the sheath and removed the g clip as soon as I got it and put a tech lock on to fit a 2 inch dive belt
     
  14. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    t

    Thx for the suggestion I appreciate it
     
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  15. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    295
    Jan 27, 2019
    A dive knife should really attach to the belt at the end of the handle... Not mid-knife.

    At the end of the handle, it can be worn at 12:00, which is by far, the safest spot for it.

    Also, with any handle sticking up / out, it also leads to potential entanglement situations.

    Perhaps with a Tek Lok, it can be worn horizontally in the front, with the handle near, but not obstructing the buckle (in case you need to drop the belt ASAP)??
     
  16. Mikel_24

    Mikel_24

    Sep 19, 2007
    This is a knife I was truly interested in... and I am still are. However, I think a proper Kydex sheath with two sets of slots you could thread some elastic calf straps through is in order.

    Right now I carry a comercial knife (semi-stainless) with a set of home made micarta scales attached (not so well, some water got in between the scales and the tang and it is rusting away!) and with a home made kydex sheat. I am quite happy, but it needs a few improvements.

    Regarding sheath retention, something I ALWAYS do to all dive knives is to thread a loop of elastic cord through the lanyard hole. I put the knife into the sheath and hook this loop over the sheath end. In my case, the lower calf strap is the stop point for this (now under tension) bungee cord. The always positive tension keeps the knife in place, even if the sheath didn't have any other retention feature. For the knife to fall off, it would need to be pulled out to the point of the tip being levered out of the sheath (arround 75%. Quite difficult since these bungee cords are not THAT elastic.

    I hope this helps. If it is not clear enough, let me know and I will post a picture of mine.

    PD: The thin tip worries me a little. I bent arround 45º the whole blade of a comercial OMER diving knife while pounding on it with my hand to push it through the skull bone of a local fish here in Spain. I threw away the knife, kept the sheath and recently gifted to someone who had lost his knife.
     
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  17. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I'd appreciate pics of your set up. I've modded the fish hunter sheath to improve retention. I'll grab some pics this afternoon.
     
  18. White Rhino

    White Rhino

    20
    Oct 29, 2013
    I am not a diver but bought one for a boat knife. My main concern with the sheath is that it seems to dull the blade quickly. Not as noticeably on the Spyderedge, but I sharpened the plain edge on mine. It was hair shaving sharp until a few times in and out of the sheath, then not sharp enough to cut paper.
     

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