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Re: Rigging knife

I carry a BRITISH ARMY KNIFE its made in Sheffield England. I don't know why the british army would need a marlin spike but it's got one. I really try to NOT buy chinese made crap, too much of our money going there without me adding to it. I looked at Meyerchin but made in china not for me.[IMG]ncm 0709[/IMG]
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Re: Rigging knife

Carrying a knife/marlin spike is always wise but not always done. Accordingly, on our boat and many we have sailed aboard, we have several knives affixed in sheaths at strategic locations about the boat. One in the cockpit affixed to the binnacle; one at the mast affixed to the vang strut; and, one at the bow, affixed to the bow pulpit. When needed they are really needed and they are there, ready to be grabbed. The cobalt and/or ceramic knives never dull and never corrode. Not inexpensive, I grant you, but worth it when needed.

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I don't carry, I keep at the helm and take when I leave.
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Re: Rigging knife

I'm not a fan of the ceramics, they break too easily when loaded laterally. I find that even if I'm careful I'm still too ham-fisted to count on it.

My go-to fixed knife is a Mora:
Amazon.com : Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch : Hunting Fixed Blade Knives : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Sandvik Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch : Hunting Fixed Blade Knives : Sports & Outdoors



They come in a variety of colors but they're all basically the same design. I prefer the carbon steel blade, which holds a great edge but stains easily. If that bugs you, they make them in stainless too. They're cheap too, $10-$15, so you can spread them around the boat.

I've been playing with this folder:
Amazon.com : Camillus Carbonitride Titanium Folding Knife with G10 Handle and Marlin Spike, 6.5-Inch : Folding Camping Knives : Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com : Camillus Carbonitride Titanium Folding Knife with G10 Handle and Marlin Spike, 6.5-Inch : Folding Camping Knives : Sports & Outdoors



The marlinspike is finely tapered and locks open, both of which are nice features. It's too new to tell how well it'll hold up but so far so good.
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Re: Rigging knife

Still loving this one after several years. Instant access, great retention, never rusts, and affordable. What's not to like?

It's a Wenoka "Squeeze" Lock Titanium Knife, Tanto Tip


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Re: Rigging knife

This one is my favorite , vintage Ka-Bar . Where as the Myerchin was made in Japan the older Ka-Bars are USA . When I got this one it needed a new handle , among other things .The handle I made out of Corian , one day I'm going to try Scrimshaw on it .
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Re: Rigging knife

SOG in my pocket.


Morakniv in the cabin near the companionway.
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Re: Rigging knife

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I've been playing with this folder:
Amazon.com : Camillus Carbonitride Titanium Folding Knife with G10 Handle and Marlin Spike, 6.5-Inch : Folding Camping Knives : Sports & Outdoors

The marlinspike is finely tapered and locks open, both of which are nice features. It's too new to tell how well it'll hold up but so far so good.
I have a Camillus that is similar to this one, but with a serrated section of the blade. I've had it for at least 15 years now and it is bomber. Beautiful knife.
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