I have seen this post before in some of the older versions of the buzz, but maybe that old forum data is gone, since a search did not turn anything up. Anyways, I have had an issue with a lifejacket knife case that would break when my hand or paddle hit the handle hard, and then I would ahve a sharp knife in the bottom of the raft or at the bottom of the creek. I believe it was a Kershaw amphibian or something like that. Sorry I don't remember the type. Maybe Zach can remember? Anyways, now I have the Benchmade River rescue knife, and I like it. I am sceptical about the release on the holster though. It has not failed, but seems like it could. You can pull the knife out of the holster without releasing the catch. Anyone had an issue with losing this knife? The reason I like this knife is the bright yellow handle, and the design of the blade allows you to slide the flat edge agaisnt your skin without slicing yourself in case you have to cut a rope off of yourself underwater. Anyone have suggestions for knives to get my girlfriend for her lifejacket? Something too big and cumersome is bad. Something with two cutting edges is not so great. Suggestions? Good/bad experiences with knives people should know about? Does anyone use titanium blades or true dive knives? Does a titanium knife hold an edge? how easy to sharpen? Thanks in advance for the beta.