Shower Tread Tape

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Buffalobob, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    I bought a Kershaw knife because it was 50% off and seemed to have the correct shape of blade. The first thing I did was remove the pocket clip which then caused a problem to surface when it was used to field dress its first deer. The side where the pocket clip had been got extremely slick when coated with blood.

    I pondered this problem and came up with two solutions - buy a new knife which I did (CRKT M-21) and find some type of water/blood resistant rough tape. What I found was 3M shower tread tape and bought the transparent version. I fixed up the one side and went and killed another deer. The tape worked very well and the knife felt much more secure in my hand (although it is still too narrow for my preference). The tape did not lift on the edges or slide around at all. This is a picture taken after it field dressed the second deer and was rinsed off. I do not know if it would withstand the dishwasher but I usually just rinse the knife in water and that is all it gets. If you try this remember to cut out the pivot pin so the tape does not drag on it.

    I also decided to try it as a layer of shock absorber on a camera mount but have not field tested that yet.


  2. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Neat idea...looks good. I prefer something more along the lines of a 5" bowie knife...fixed blade and crommet or oblong ring or whatever it's called sticking out that the your thumb and index finger press against thus lessoning the chance of my hand sliding forward and seriously cutting the inside of 4 fingers.
  3. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    very clever BB.

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Great idea BB, it sure looks like you fixed the problem with a simple maneuver. And it looks cool also.