Previously, there was not a commercially available stainless steel which had a combination of being hard enough to maintain an edge, yet stiff enough for prying, and did not rust in salt water.
Our constant quest for perfection lead us to develop a special alloy that combines the best qualities of 316 and 420 steel to produce corrosion resistant blades with great strength and sharpness. We now do custom mill runs of our proprietary steel formula, which not only has different alloy content but also a different heat treating process than other dive knives, making UK knives unique in their performance.
THE BEST OF THE BEST
Discover the strength of this full size, classic dive knife
CHOOSE YOUR BLADE
The Blue Tang is available in your choice of blade style: Classic drop point or a blunt tip tool (great for prying)
BUILT TO STAY CORROSION FREE
When metal comes in contact with other metal, it conducts electricity and that causes corrosion. Our knives are some of the most durable because we avoid metal to metal contact in our designs.
On the image, you can see the UK knife (top) is designed so that the knife blade and the pommel are separated by a plastic connector thus avoiding any metal-to-metal contact. The competitor's blade (below) attaches directly to the metal pommel which will eventually cause corrosion.
FULL LENGTH BLADE
Quality knives are always built with a blade that runs the full length of the knife. This gives you increased strength when using it for prying tasks. Some knives have the blade stop at the handle, resulting in a weak point and most often, a broken knife.
BONUS: All UK knives are easy to disassemble for cleaning without the use of tools!
We know that safety comes first so we built in a hooked edge for cutting through all types of rope and line. This is useful when a diver is snagged with monofilament fishing line.
In an emergency you can get the attention of your dive buddy by banging the knife pommel onto your tank. This comes in handy in emergency situations. The extra weight at the rear perfectly balances the knife in your hand.