JD, equally important to this is it's opposite. The point opens up the braid of a rope to facilitate various splices (jointing, eye etc).JD Spydo wrote:For all of you newcomers who aren't aware of what a marlinspike is I'll try to describe it briefly. It is a solid metal tool that has an elongated, cone shaped geometry that comes to a perfect point. They are used a lot by the navy, seamen, fishermen, longshoremen and various other professions as an aid to un-tie knots that are difficult to untie.
Really? I have 3 or 4 books on rope work and a marlin spike is always recommended. I intended on taking sailing lessons at one time so learned a bunch of knots...then life got in the way (wife, kids etc.) , now I know a bunch of knots but never got around to sailing lessons.wescobts wrote:I say nay, living on the water, and spending my fair share on watercraft, I have never seen the "spike" being used or even know anybody who owns one. Most knots are tired in such a manner that they can be untied without much hassle. I would like to see Spyderco stay with the simple and effective knives that made the name what it is today, K.I.S.S comes to mind.
Well Derek you're on the same page as I am for sure The word has been out for a while that they are considering an H-1 Dyad already. Wouldn't it be just great if they would also make an H-1 Dyad with a Marlinspike on it too. That would be the sailors, fisherman's and longshoreman's dream knife to be sure.denslen wrote:I always wondered why it has not been done before. I've been sailing for quite a while, and although the spike is intended for splicing line, they are great at shoving in the middle of a knot that you need to untie in a hurry...I always wondered if it could not be made in some sort of Dyad configuration.