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07-12-2014 10:51 PM
Plumbean
Re: Rigging knife

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Originally Posted by IStream View Post
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.
07-11-2014 06:01 PM
weinie
Re: Rigging knife

SOG in my pocket.


Morakniv in the cabin near the companionway.
07-11-2014 05:28 PM
Westsailforever
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 .
07-11-2014 04:27 PM
MedSailor
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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MedSailor
07-11-2014 11:32 AM
IStream
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.
07-11-2014 11:16 AM
chucklesR
Re: Rigging knife

I don't carry, I keep at the helm and take when I leave.
07-11-2014 10:57 AM
svHyLyte
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.

FWIW...
07-11-2014 10:43 AM
sulli
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]
07-11-2014 10:33 AM
deltaten
Re: Rigging knife

I also use the Victorinox (Equinox?) Mariner. I also. have . cheap knock-off Myerchin for the decent marlinspike within. The elongated, flat spike on the SAK is not good at shifting tight knots or spreading twisted ropes well; but does have a good shackle "key" . THe blade's half-serrations pretty much guarantee I'll. cut thru anything at one go and the blade is * sharp*! damhik
07-11-2014 10:05 AM
RichH
Re: Rigging knife

My preference is a SWAT-tactical folding Smith & Wesson knife. Although it has a Stainless Steel blade its a grade of stainless that can 'hold a sharp edge'. I sharpen with 'waterstones' down to 8000 grit - for sharpness equivalent to a straight edge razor.
Most of the stainless bladed 'rigging knives' simply cant hold a very sharp edge.
Amazon.com: Smith & Wesson SWATM Swat Medium Assisted Opening Knife: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: Smith & Wesson SWATM Swat Medium Assisted Opening Knife: Sports & Outdoors


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