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Rigging knives

They are a hobby for me, splicing too . The white one is a custom Ka-Bar, the black one is a Myerchin . Can I see yours ?
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I'd love to learn to splice
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AZguy , check out thecoastalpassage.com look for the pro splice .
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Re: Rigging knives



Kyocera ceramic paring knife stays sharp even when you cut tons of dyneema with it.

The "fid" there is a piece of 2.5mm wire rod rigging (a 2mm/14ga bicycle spoke would work too) that has had the ends rounded over. This is a lot easier to work with then a proper fid when working with small size dyneema. I do use regular fids for double braid.

Those are two soft shackles that I made out of 7/64" (8-strand) Amsteel.

Soft shackles are a great first "splicing" project. They are easy to make, use small amounts of material (so if you have to throw one away it isn't a big deal) and are very useful around the boat. I like this style:
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Re: Rigging knives

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Thanks for the links guys. This summer I've got to try that soft shackle.
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Re: Rigging knives

A friend gave me this Wichard, after completing the Whitbread Round the World race (he, not I). One evening it was laying around the boat when the lights went off. Seeing it across the cabin I could not figure out what the ghostly green light was. The knife glows in the dark, a great feature!
The single, unlooped lanyard hangs out of a pocket but can't foul, and in my mouth, makes this a one handed opening knife. I stays very sharp, even for a ss blade and has held up to 20+ years of hard use.
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Re: Rigging knives

Alex , I like your set up . I've been thinking about a ceramic blade knife. And now I know why I've been saving my bicycle spokes !
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Re: Rigging knives

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A friend gave me this Wichard, after completing the Whitbread Round the World race (he, not I). One evening it was laying around the boat when the lights went off. Seeing it across the cabin I could not figure out what the ghostly green light was. The knife glows in the dark, a great feature!
The single, unlooped lanyard hangs out of a pocket but can't foul, and in my mouth, makes this a one handed opening knife. I stays very sharp, even for a ss blade and has held up to 20+ years of hard use.
I had one of those and Im so mad I lost it, dont remeber where or when probably between moving but I regret it so much...

I do however still have my grandfathers old wax ball and leather grip for sewing sails...at least 40 years old
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