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Old 07-16-2015   #1
Denver, Colorado
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Spyderco Rescue attachment.

I have one and am looking for a good way to attach it to the clip on the PFD's. I've slid the clip on the knife through the PFD attachment point but with big movements, it will come off.
Is there a good way to attach it that anyone has found?
A buddy tells me I'm crazy for carrying a non-sheath knife, what say you, I feel pretty confident with it as it's been on my side/back for in excess of 15 years, is fast to open and damn sharp.
I haven't found another knife I like, I played with the NRS pilot and didn't immediately notice a way to determine sharp side vs dull side. In further examination, there is a set of ridges on the thumb hole to show it, but I didn't think it would be blatantly obvious under stress or water.
Please share your thoughts

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Old 07-16-2015   #2
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I would be interested with what you come up with. I have an NRS knife, but I'm a little bit of a knife junky and don't entirely trust or like my NRS. I would much prefer a spyderco for better steel strength and sharpness. I ended up going with the NRS as I was worried that if I strapped my spyderco to my vest it could open in the water, creating a hazard. I'm considering buying a spyderco saver salt to put in my PFD pocket in addition to the NRS.

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Old 07-16-2015   #3
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CRKT Bear Claw.

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Old 07-16-2015   #4
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Mine is the salt/rust proof version. I, too, am a little hesitant on using it, but trust it completely. It does open pretty easily, but I figure if I have it opening up, there is less chance of it opening (until I'm upside down, of course)
Let's hear from some other knife junkies like us for the perfect river knife. Been looking at a bear claw as well.
If they made the one below in a smaller knife, I'd buy in a heartbeat, but at 9+ inches, it's way too big for everyday carry.
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Old 07-16-2015   #5
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Hmm, someone should make a universal sheath that mounts to it. In the meantime just make a breakable lanyard for your spyderco. I use one of those cheap plastic coiled keychain things on my pilot. That way if it falls off its still attached but can be ripped off if needed.
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Old 07-16-2015   #6
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CRKT Bear Claw.
X2. Read this.
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 07-16-2015   #7
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Well if you have the Orange Folding Syderco Rescue Knife in the early 2000's Grateful Heads (I think) used to sell a plastic molded sleeve that you could strap to a PFD and then slide your knife into the sleeve. I have one somewhere in my garage of paddling gear. It worked fine, but once I started buying CRKT Bearclaws and selling them as Kayaking/Rafting knives. The original plan for CRKT was to market the knife only to the hunting market as a "Safe" skinning tool. When I first approach them to open an account at Summer OR CRKT thought it was a stretch, but had no problem selling me the first Bearclaws sold in Colorado for Whitewater.
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Old 07-16-2015   #8
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I wear a stohlquist drifter- it has a pocket along the main zipper that zips open from the top. I unzip it an inch or so and the body of the Spykerco goes inside the pocket- clip on the outside.

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Old 07-17-2015   #9
Denver, Colorado
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I stopped by Spyderco this afternoon in Golden and learned of the Enuff, same blade as the rescue, but in a sheath.
Here is a link on Amazon
$102 and no finger hole like the Bear Claw. After reading the above story, I will probably buy the bear claw and have a way to hold onto it in a situation when I need it.
Thanks for the advice!
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Old 07-19-2015   #10
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Anybody got the best place for the best price on a CRKT Bear Claw?

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