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Spearo knife Spearfishing knives 2019 - 2020 ?

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Bill McIntyre

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I won't buy a knife without a hole in the handle for a bungee. No knife is so good that it works after its dropped.
 
Mr. X

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We'll, I've had a few chances to try carrying and using my 3 new knives - and my old flat knife.

Quick summary.

Old flat knife - failed to cut kelp root when I missed a fish but speared the tough kelp root. :(

New Immersion mini dagger, although much smaller, made short work of freeing my spear :). In fact, I found myself reaching for this knife, on my belt, most often. I really like it. The positive click when inserted into it's sheath completely is a reassuring key feature. :) I dropped it once but watched where it fell and recovered it - no lanyard hole :(. It has replaced my homemade ike jimi spike :).

The Spetton medium spearo dagger was more reassuring on my leg than the old flat knife but it did occur to me that, for a leg-mounted safety/backup knife, a larger knife would be more reassuring. The large version of this dagger perhaps or the classic Mares Snake (the ultimate spearo dagger?) or perhaps just a slightly meatier bowie-style blade with sharp, serrated back - for cutting kelp, rope, strong fishing line, net, etc.

The little samurai stayed in place on my wrist. I forgot it was there. I didn't feel confident that the Velcro would hold it securely. I found myself leaving it behind sometimes. Need more time to evaluate this one.
 
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I have liked the look of these Salvimar Goemon knives. They are a bit pricey though. Anyone try one? I like the idea of having a spear extractor on the knofe and this tends to rule out many of them.
 
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I just got a custom Polosub suit from Italy and the knife pocket on the thigh is not long enough for the knife I've been carrying in the old suit. Sending it back to Italy isn't practical, so I guess I need to find a smaller knife. A lanyard hole is a must for me.
 
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I just got a custom Polosub suit from Italy and the knife pocket on the thigh is not long enough for the knife I've been carrying in the old suit. Sending it back to Italy isn't practical, so I guess I need to find a smaller knife. A lanyard hole is a must for me.

I can't believe you finally got a TRUE spearfishing wetsuit!

Show us some pictures!
 
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Come on, black suits are the original true spearfishing suits. It’s just hard to find one any more.
 

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Woa! That's nice! What about the top? Is one piece? No zippers?
 
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I will tell everyone in here right now if you ever move anywhere warm you will never wanna put on, or even look at, another wetsuit again.
 
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I will tell everyone in here right now if you ever move anywhere warm you will never wanna put on, or even look at, another wetsuit again.

I grew up diving in Florida in the early 1950s and wet suits hadn't been invented as far as I know. We dove in trunks all summer and just didn't dive in winter. This photo from 1953. But I like California, and wet suits are a necessity here.
 

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Nice! I'm glad you finally got a good wetsuit. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it! :)
 
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Nice! I'm glad you finally got a good wetsuit. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it! :)
It seems a bit tight but I haven’t been in the water with it yet. I hope to try it out Thursday,
 
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I have liked the look of these Salvimar Goemon knives. They are a bit pricey though. Anyone try one? I like the idea of having a spear extractor on the knofe and this tends to rule out many of them.
Pretty:

...but I prefer smaller and thinner point for dispatching and bigger for emergency cutting. But if you only carry one knife, perhaps a good compromise.

I don't think I'd heard of Salvimar a year or so ago. They seem to have become very popular very quickly with their crisp hi-tech designs. I see their spears are also rated highly by at least one forum member.

I've not yet encountered a the need for a spear puller. I once unclipped my spearline and pulled a spear forward through a fish - not worth the hassle unless you have no other option.
 
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