Tusa Titanium Dive Knife: Shark Waters

TUSA FK-940 “Expert II” Titanium Dive Knife: http://amzn.to/2tBKbHc

SCUBA Diving in TNP. We head to the 55ºF Pacific Waters and Kelp forests to test the Tusa FK-940 titanium dive knife. Unlike its steel counterparts it will never rust and is low maintenance. Featuring a 4.5″ classically styled clip blade, this Tusa is feather light, has a perfect secure sheath, and a non-grabby polymer handle. It does come in 420 SS versions but this is our rec’d one: the titanium. We’ll have an interesting POU discussion on this blade but it will center on its tool and kelp cutting functions; we using the Bill’s Bangstick, spear pole, and common sense for shark defense mostly. The FK could also function as an excellent LBE knife with it’s extreme lightweight. In a carried-much-used-seldom POU, the 64AL Titanium will function just fine.

I like the Tusa but here’s some other good options:
Cressi Skorpion Titanium Dive Knife: http://amzn.to/2tvWF2z
Promate Barracua Titanium Dive Knife: http://amzn.to/2syhZzR

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Big J says:

that place your at looked amazing

Brad Tidball says:

Is the strap of this knife long enough to wear around the thigh rather than the ankle?

Jeff B says:

Best shark defense is farting a lot, you seems all equipped… OK back to my cave :))

Greg Hesse says:

Great Video. I love all the outdoor adventures/activities you do. It has really gave me motivation to buy these items and go and have fun in the outdoors. Love all ur videos. Thanks for sharing your experience,story’s and wisdom throughout your lifetime by making all your videos. They have helped me and many others im sure.

troutkiller says:

dude, i had no idea you were scuba trash! i just know you from your gun stuff

Lord Squirrlypants says:

I’m gonna have to get one of these. I just got a Cold Steel Voyager Clip 5.5 inch Plain Edge Knife. and your review was what pushed me over the edge to get it, and IT is sick. My dad and I go fishing out on the flats for Redfish in C. Florida and this knife would be an excellent addition to my tackle. TNP ROCKS1

Matt Gatewood says:

What if there are “sharks with frickin laser beams on their heads”? I want to see Nutn do a review on a mirror for a shark laser beam defense POU!

Lemmegetamuhfckin UHHH says:

Perfect timing for this review to go up, a good dive knife has been on my list for a week or so now. I too would prefer a longer blade by an 1.5″ or so and a thinner handle. Neutrally buoyant is also a must. Rock on TNP

Yeshua Adoneinu says:

i think that watch is 219.00

codypanek says:

On a related note, go to GoPro’s YouTube channel and look at the Great White vid posted today (7/23/17). You’d have as much luck against stopping a big great white with a knife as you’d have against stopping a train

West Wend Outdoors says:

Nice shirt TD.

Mark Howlett says:


pkbaker100 says:

Did anyone else see the bird shit at 1:25 or was it just me.

Kimber says:

Thanks for the dive equipment reviews. Love diving and all dive gear. I looked up that Momentum Torpedo with the sapphire upgrade is $185. Sweet looking watch and hope to get one soon. Keep the water related reviews coming. Peace

Rizzo22 says:

Thanks for the review. I bought a Tusa dive knife in the Philippines in 1997. I still have it today and its in great shape! Same blade!

Tyrel Waggoner says:

Big fan of everything Tusa Nutn. My old boss back in the day was a certified dive instructor with PDIC he used almost exclusively Tusa. The only other brand he used was Ocean Master (masks only). Anyways he worked on a repair ship in the Navy, dove (just for kicks) with the Navy divers. And at the end of his tour drove a swift boat in Nam.

dan meifert says:

That was a nice change of pace. Got PADI certified early 90s but haven’t been in the water for a while. Thanks for some more variety.

blurglide says:

Dive watches seem gimmicky in the days of $150 Dive Computers that do whatever you want. I have a Mares puck- cheapie. It’ll tell the time just fine, plus log dive time and depth, plan your surface interval, let you know when you’re about to bust your no decompression limit, warn you if you’re ascending too fast and even tell the temp and do nitrox. The dive watch is an anachronism from the days when this had to be done manually, although they’re OK as an outdoorsy fashion statement. I put a little compass on my wrist band, too, in case I lose orientation.

I have your kershaw- $30. You still have to rinse it if you don’t want surface rust. Does the job just fine, but I’ve never once needed it so typically don’t bother any more.

Barry Bolduc says:

Aquarius Dive Shop! I was the youngest certified diver out of there at 12 years old way back in 1972. Great place, Monterey and Aquarius.

JAG 318 says:

I absolutely love these water operation vids, lived by the ocean for years and always had a dive knife when swimming.

Battlehymn63 says:

Nutn, not sure what your experience is, but every SCUBA course I’ve taken, a knife was required gear so as far as I’m concerned it should be part of the kit every time you dive. I was wreck diving in Hi and the charter guides were actually checking people for knives and lights. One girl had a tiny knife with like a 3 1/2 in blade and they made her strap some dudes monstrous secondary on. (yeah I just saw how that reads, but I ain’t changin it).
Not sure about the alloy composition of that blade but my experience with Ti is that it is brittle, also maybe the reason it’s not offered in a larger size, so maybe not the best prying tool, and yeah Ti is kinda bad for edge retention.
I’d be more worried about getting bit by a seal than a shark, they’re dicks … a buddy of mine got bit by one of those things and the resultant wound was badly infected, which I hear is very common with bites from seals and sea lions. I’m guessing you are somewhere near SF, he was bitten around Point Reyes. I’m actually from Napa and have many trips to sites all along HWY 1 so I knew not to screw with them … yes there is a story there. I’d actually be curious to see what the Russian River is looking like, or if you are feeling very adventurous and in need of a thrill, bike the Hopland Grade (CA SR 175) from Ukiah into Lake County. There used to be some good wineries up there, so if the Missus isn’t down with the crookedest road in CA you can have her go the boring way and meet up in Lakeport or Konocti for tastings. If you decide to try it, be VERY careful on the section between Hopland and Lakeport, it is narrow and full of hairpins.

Anyway … thanks for the reviews … I can’t believe you reviewed a watch a knife and a bangstick all in under 25 minutes.

Pimperino says:

You should run n gun in wetsuit…..

iostream90210 says:

where’s the link for the watch Nutn? 🙂

God, Guns and Good Times says:

Put a lanyard on it. I was caught in a lobster trap in the Chesapeake. I pulled my dive knife off my leg began to cut and dropped the knife. I learned my lesson. My dive buddy and lobster fisher partner of mine saved my life. No dive knife is any good on the bottom. Or when your dead

Theonelordnikon says:

Nut-n-Fancy, as a old dive instructor wear your knife on the inside of your calf or inside of your arm, less chance of getting hung up on something. skip the old “Mike Nelson” look.

Lucas Pelle says:

i guess it’s better than a fork.

DAP 1776 says:

Pacific Ocean is amazing compared to the Atlantic Ocean.

Zachary Cottrell says:

I don’t really like the ocean but I’d but it just because it looks awesome.

eduardo rivera says:

Love the watch/knife pairing thing

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