Built Strong, For A Lifetime Of Use
American Made Quality
We make dive knives out of two different metals: Titanium, a strong lightweight metal that resists corrosion and holds an edge well, and HYDRALLOY, a special alloy that combines the best qualities of 316 and 420 steel to produce corrosion resistant blades with great strength and sharpness. Combine this with other great features like a hooked line cutter and serrated edge and you’ll soon discover why our knives consistently top the gear review charts.
HYDRALLOY- UK Proprietary Metal
UK created its own custom alloy which we call Hydralloy for our diving knives. Previously, there was not a commerically available stainless steel which had a combination of being hard enough to maintain an edge, tough, yet stiff enough for prying, and did not rust in salt water.
Our constant quest for perfection lead us to have custom mill runs of our proprietary steel formula which not only has different alloy content but a different heat treating process than other dive knives. One would not think there would be a big difference in testing dive knives, but there is huge one between ours and other makes. UK's cut signifigantly better than any other brand through a variety of different material while having higher prying strength without bending or breaking while still being corrosion free.
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Titanium- Never Corrodes
We make our dive knives out of an aircraft grade of titanium alloy that is specially heat treated to remain tough enough for prying yet maintain a sharp edge. Our titanium knives will surprise you with how little they weigh. Unlike other brands of titanium knives, our pommels are also turned from titanium.
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Everything You Need In A Quality Knife.
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.
In the image to the left, 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!
Hooked Line Cutter
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. Available on the Blue Tang & Fusilier models.