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I've also owned and used both. The Boye opens easily one handed and cuts like magic. But it is small (in my big hands) and the clip doesn't hold well (it went overboard). It's also twice the price. The Myerchin is a good knife, it's what I use now. It also has a locking spike.
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Sailingdog- which blade do you prefer on the Boye?
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I'd recommend the Boye knives. They're very nice. I have two that I use on an almost daily basis. One is a sheepshead with serrated blade, the other is a drop point with no serrations. I like the drop point better.

The marlinspike is nice too and has a small hole in it so it can be used as an awl and has a shacklepin key slot.

However, if you have large hands, you may want a thicker handle to the knife.
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I have the Myerchin and like it a lot
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another vote for the myerchin - a good knife
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trying to get some opinions on these two knives- they are both nice, boye seems like it would be easier to one hand open and I like the what I've read about the blade material, but any experience with either would be greatly appreciated.

How are you intending on using the knife. The knife I carry with me on the boat and working aroumd the house is the marine version of the Swiss Army knife. Serrated blade, flat marlin spike with a shackle tool, an awl and phillips and flat head screw drives, bottle and can openers in a very compact knife. Well made but not expensive.
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I'm planning on having a gerber or leatherman wave as a multi-tool, just want a good knife and marlin spike combo that will hold its edge and not be prone to significant rusting issues. My little experience with holding the myerchin was that it was impossible to single-hand and took two hands to close, which was awkward, but I may have not been handling the action correctly, I'm used to just using my thumb to unlock and close the blade.
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Sorry to be old fashioned but I use my dads ww2 vintage standard issue servicemans knife.Sharp straight blade;fixed screwdriver and proper marlin spike about 3/8th diameter;and bottle /ration tin opener!
You have to keep its blade oiled but you will always get a better edge on a non stainless blade.
Its a bit of a good luck charm as well I guess!
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