I am looking for a solution that may or may not exist out there but I figure among this collective, you guys would know. I am looking for a small blade, possibly a folder, that is impervious to unfriendly environments, namely the ocean. I need to be able to clip it to my swim trunks without it getting in the way and forget about it. I have no pockets and a strap on dive knife is overkill.
A little background that you can ignore:
A number of us try to police the reef and remove fishing tackle that has broken clear from the rod and reel and left abandoned. I have a number of knives and cutters I can take out there with me but I am looking for something small and unobtrusive that I have on me at all times and something I don't have to worry about maintaining. A couple days ago, I came across about 30 yards of fresh monofiliment that had snagged and broken free in such a manner that it was strung tight like a trip line between two coral heads. I was able to break the inshore end free with some serious tugging but the hook at the other end held fast and I couldn't break the line. A young snorkeler could have dove down and swam along above the reef and possibly got hung up in the line! It was definitely a danger to turtles which is my main concern but this represented a threat to people, IMHO. I wound the line up on one hand as I swam towards the hooked end and when it was time to surface, I had a moments scare when the line on my hand didn't slip off freely! Duh! I needed a knife or some type of clippers and didn't have anything on me.
The solution I presently came up with is a Boker Ti folder that I drilled and tapped and mounted one of my Ti belt clips on. This little knife now with clip is about perfect but I have concerns as to how long it will hold up. It will jump to a magnet in a different county so I anticipate corrosion. The blade is ceramic and sides are Ti which are ideal for the environment and application but there is more to it and the more is where the problem lies.
Probably some type of credit card knife or other small utility blade will serve me well but method of carry and inert components are critical. This blade will not be used often and the edge doesn't need to hold up to constant use nor does it need to cut paper falling across it if you know what I mean.
Any ideas or sugestions?