Every yachtsman needs a really sharp knife to hand at all times, especially one that can be opened easily with one hand

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Pros
•    Sharp serrated blade
•    Very grippy handle
•    Round-nosed for safety

Cons
•    Not very easily opened with one hand

 

The Palm Folding Knife is lightweight (49g) and measures just 110mm long when closed, enabling it to fit neatly into a knife pocket of a PFD or sailing jacket. It features a single, 70mm (2.75in) long, gently curved serrated blade made from highly corrosion-resistant stainless steel. The blade locks in the open position, but is rounded at its tip – both are essential safety elements for a sailing knife. On the top of the blade is a shackle key and a hypalon tab intended for opening the knife with one hand, with the aid of your teeth, when absolutely necessary!

The Palm Folding Knife has a bright red handle that is made from glass fibre-injected nylon and has a very grippy, deeply-knurled pattern for maximum purchase in cold and wet conditions. A lanyard is also supplied to ensure it stays with you when you’re battling the elements.

 

Price as reviewed £12.95

Verdict
The Palm Folding Knife is a simple design but it works well and is very sharp – its serrated blade cutting through 10mm line quickly and cleanly