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Good blade, poor case design/qualityI received this knife as a gift a couple of years ago. I agree with other reviewers that the blade and spike are first rate. The issue I have is with the case. The stainless plates one the sides are glued to the frame not riveted. One of the sides has come off and the other is loose. Very disappointing.
Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
Thank you for your review on the Sailor's Marlinspike Knife. We're sorry to hear that you're not happy with it. Please call 1-800-221-2942, and ask to speak with our technician regarding a replacement case.
Great ToolIndispensable tool for my boat! Awesome craftsmanship! And it made in Sheffield! Wow! Money well spent.
May Be One Of The Best Folding Rigger's Knife Out ThereThis is the best folding rigger's tool out there. I have another Ibberson rigger's knife with a straight blade, I bought about 35 years ago. I use it mostly for splicing, mending, and braiding line. Both models are virtually identical. The serrated blade is good with some of the newer lines, and cutting seat belt and packing straps. The marlinspike is rock solid, one of the best I've seen. I don't do much with shackle screws, so I use the shackle key to help mending and splicing line. Even if one is not a deep water sailor, this tool is a good addition to a first aid or emergency kit. The blades are a little stiff at first. I reversed the lanyard knots to make the fixed diamond a jamming knot for the slip, so it wouldn't strangle me if I got snagged. Ibberson makes several other models as well as fixed blade riggers which are well worth considering.
Highly RecommendedA real piece of work and worth every cent. Highly recommended to everyone.