May 11, 2012
Consider bringing a safety knife on your next kayak fishing trip.
One of the most vital tools needed on a kayak, especially while fishing off the beaches, is a safety knife. This knife is not used to stab anything, but instead to cut, especially if a situation turns dangerous. A sharp knife is necessary if fishing line, anchor line or lanyard becomes entangled.
Imagine a big fish about to overturn your 'yak or a raging current playing havoc with your anchor line--cut it! Even worse, what if braided line were to tangle around a body part, possibly even your throat, if a fish is thrashing and circling the boat. Don't be afraid to cut the line, and quickly! A knife can be life-saving.
Grundens adds the innovative Gage Deck Knife to its Gage Technical Gear Line. Whether you kayak or boat, this useful, quality built knife will be a trusty sidekick on the water.
The key to the Gage Deck Knife's versatile performance is a unique, impact resistant plastic sheath with two rare Earth magnets that hold the knife securely in place when worn in any position. The sheath--embossed with the Gage “fish” logo--features a belt clip/clamp system that allows it to be worn in a variety of ways. It can be fastened to the suspenders of bib pants or waders with the handle facing down, ready to “quick draw” and help you out of dangerous entanglements like parting a wrapped crab trap line or cutting your way out of a tangled leader. With the option of using the belt clip or clamp, this knife can also be securely attached to the wearer's waist belt positioned vertically or horizontally.
This knife's high-carbon surgical stainless steel blade provides a razor sharp, durable edge while allowing the rare-Earth magnets to hold it securely in place. This precision blade is balanced with a large, ergonomically shaped handle that fits well in gloved or bare hands. The soft grip handle also features an embossed Gage logo and a textured pattern for a sure grip, even with wet, slimy hands. Price is $19.99.