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When I was in college, I did a lot of back country hiking, skin diving, offshore fishing, and whitewater kayaking. I wanted an absolutely rust proof, bullet proof knife for hard use. I settled on the Tekna Dive Knife. Locking retention sheath, straps to attach to arm, lower leg, life jacket, or pack, billet construction, stainless steel, serrations and double edge. Bought it at the knife counter at the L.L. Bean Store in Freeport, Maine. Couldn't beat it. Loved that thing, and used the hell out of it. Until it was stolen when my apartment was cleaned out, Thanksgiving day, 1990. Pricks.

I've looked on and off for one since, and never located one until recently. Tekna Italy is making them again, and I bought one. Have no need for it now, just wanted it back.

So here you have it, one fine pigsticker. Factory edge is a razor.










"I will fight until Hell freezes over and then fight on the ice."

Captain William Mattingly at the Battle of Bulltown, West Virginia 1863
 
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I have a similar knife on a life jacket in the boat. I think it might be a SOG.



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Artie - in your opinion, is the new Tekna as good in quality as your previous version?




 
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I believe so. As I recall, the original was made in Italy as well. This one has a bright shine finish, where the original was satin. I preferred the satin as it looked better to me, but I think the underlying quality itself of the materials and edge is equivalent.



"I will fight until Hell freezes over and then fight on the ice."

Captain William Mattingly at the Battle of Bulltown, West Virginia 1863
 
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Beautiful! My older brother gave me the exact same knife back around 1994. I think I even saw it in a few movies.
 
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LOVE IT!
 
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That’s awesome! I had the same knife back in the late 80’s. Used it for diving, etc…Not sure where I lost it along the way.
 
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