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Re: Pocket knife - Marlin Spike - What?
A friend arrived in Lauderdale on one of the Whitbread Round the World boats and gifted me with his rigging knife from the race. I took it home after the crew party and tossed it on the table as I retired for the night.
Waking in the early morning to relieve myself, I noticed a ghostly green glow on the table and was pretty freaked out until I realized it was my new rigging knife.
What a brilliant idea; a glow in the dark rigging knife! Thanks Wichard.
I put a 8" lanyard on it so I can pop it out of a pocket without digging, but without a loop so it can't get caught on anything. Stick the lanyard in your mouth and you can open your knife one handed quickly and easily.
Anyway, it stays sharp and has a spike and a shackle pin blade.
The perfect tool now resides in a sheath just inside the companionway, always handy.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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Last edited by capta; 07-19-2015 at 09:43 PM.