ScubaLab’s quick guide to new, cutting-edge dive knives.
Promate Sharp-Tip Titanium Diving Knife
The 4⅜-inch titanium blade of this dive knife features a pointed tip, serrated and nonserrated edges, and a line cutter. The ergonomic rubber grip is easy to hold and is textured for a secure and powerful grip — and it is available in several colors. The full-tang knife includes a sturdy titanium hammer on the bottom of the handle.
Aqua Lung Micro Squeeze Blunt
This line cutter is only 4 inches long and can easily be attached to a BC or strapped to your body. Simply squeeze the sides of the handle and pull to free the knife from its sheath. The 304-stainless steel blade also features a bottle opener for when your day of diving is done.
Spyderco Dragonfly 2 Hawkbill
This foldable, compact knife is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and can be flicked open single-handedly. But it manages to pack a lot of bite into its small package. The gimping at the base of the blade provides a safe, solid perch for your thumb and allows for a sturdy grip for maximum control and cutting power. The fully serrated hawkbill blade is made using Spyderco’s rust-resistant H1 steel. The knife was designed to be ambidextrous, and the clip can be switched from one side to the other.