Ahoy, I am a knife enthusiast as well as a professional mariner. So I’ve been shopping around for the best all-around mariners knife & found what looks to be like a decent choice: Myerchin titanium/stainless, lockable blade & marlinspike (link below). I’d like to get some feedback from some fellow mariners out there. Anyone has this knife? Anyone know of a better one. I’m not neccesarily looking for the most expensive, but the best overall for the money.
I’ve had a myerchin stainless folding blade with spike for over 20 years. By far, my all time favorite. Blade is a bit smaller than it used to be due to sharpening. Pins and mechanisms still very tight and the blade holds an edge for a reallyong time. Nice and flat profile, easy to put in your pocket or sheath.
Wish I could still carry a knife out here, but Harvey Gulf will not allow us to anymore since a moron on another boat cut himself. Now instead of “big boy” knives we have to use "Alternative Cutting Devices"LMAO.
At least they haven’t made us start using SPORKS at dinner yet!!! Oops, I hope they don’t think of it. Think I will suggest plastic instead of steel toed boots while I am at it.
IIRC, the Horizon had such a ‘No Knife’ policy. The guys when they had to abandon ship no one had a knife to cut the raft painter. I believe I read that even the liferaft had the knife removed! Dipshits at Chevron.
[QUOTE=ryanwood86;62736]Spyderco Atlantic Salt has my vote[/QUOTE]
Spyderco Atlantic Salt is a great knife, cuts thru line or rope effortlessly as does the pacific salt, which is my favorite. When it comes to knives, serrated blades are best for cutting rope. I like the leatherman WAVE which has serrated and strait blades plus so much more. Use this everyday, and find it handy to carry on a belt and leave my expensive knives in the cabin until i know i will be using them.