Look­ing Sharp

These new dive knives are a cut above the rest

Sport Diver - - Dive Briefs - BY ROBBY MYERS

1 Cressi Ti­ta­nium Grip

Big­ger isn’t al­ways bet­ter — if you get tan­gled in close quar­ters, a big thigh-mounted knife can be cum­ber­some. Smaller knives, like the sleek and stylish Ti­ta­nium Grip, can be a life­saver. This light­weight knife is easy to un­sheathe and can be mounted in a va­ri­ety of ways to keep it ac­ces­si­ble. The rigid ti­ta­nium blade fea­tures a sharp tip, straight and ser­rated edges, and a line cut­ter. $72.50; cres­siusa.com

2 Akua Res­cue and Dive Knife from Gear Aid

The 3-inch ti­ta­nium-coated stain­less-steel blade of the Akua is equipped with a line cut­ter, straight and ser­rated edges, and a blunt screw/pry tip. The blade ends in a bot­tle opener/ham­mer. The sheath is de­signed to drain wa­ter and can mount any­where thanks to its re­mov­able belt clip web­bing mount and lan­yard holes $29.95; gear­aid.com

3 Spy­derco DragonFly 2 Hawk­bill This com­pact cut­ter might be small

- it mea­sures just more than 3 inches when folded — but don’t let its size fool you. The sturdy grip of­fered by the in­dex-fin­ger choil al­lows for am­ple cut­ting power and con­trol. Com­bine that with the fully-ser­rated edge of a hawk­bill blade made out of rust-re­sis­tant H1 steel and you’ll make short work of any line. $97.95; spy­derco.com

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