I also hate losing knives. This was a steel bladed one that I my dad got at auction for cheap. Replacing steel blades is always more expensive than stainless steel. Still, cheap is cheap. I avoid the expensive ones because I lose them one way or another.
DesignGirl is also trying to get her mermaid tail and monofin working right. At this point, we're fairly convinced that we need to redesign the strap for the monofin. The current strap just doesn't do the job.