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Re: What sailing knife do you use?
After searching the web for a bit last year looking for the perfect sailing knife to carry on my belt while underway(my criteria, of course)...non-folding so I don't have to open it to use it, carbon steel so I can keep it sharp enough to slash through a 5/8 line in a flash, with a blunt end on the blade to prevent inadvertent puncturing of important things and body parts, and the heft to sit in a belt pouch without falling out...I bought a good used butcher knife on ebay for eight dollars, broke the blade at six inches, filed the broken end to round the sharp points at the break, sealed the handle with Deks Olje, and sharpened it to a fine edge. It's a great knife...heavy, sharp, and ready for use.
For marlinspike and other tools that are not normally needed in an emergency, I go to the toolbox.