Another old Schrade with a story

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  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Belonged to wives granddad. Marked Schrade Walden NY USA on one side and 735 stainless on the other.
    He was a 30 year Navy guy, enlisted in 1940, and bought this in 1950- first year they were made.
    That is about all I know. He was not a Bowswains mate but rather a carpenter mate.
    Maybe those of you among us who know can contribute as to how they were used.
     

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    That's your basic "rigger's knife" and very handy to carry on a ship. Blunt tip knives were/are typical for ship board use.
    The marlin spike is for splicing, you use it to separate the strands, but it's also handy for aligning holes between small flanges and such.
     
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    Draw cuts and shaving wood for a better fit. Plus you have to sharpen those pencils!

    Grandpa said the spike works well as a Ice pick or a Scratch awl.
     
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    Couple of examples of its potential usage. th.jpeg d114dbad94a4bfc3dac36a08aabce9f7.jpg
     
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    Wow,that's some talent right there.
     
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    Everyone and their brother (and the destrctions in the Schrade box, too) tell you to not use the spike to prise out the pin in a stuck shackle, but . . .

    In a perfect world the blade would lock as securely as the spike, but that could be also construed as engendering all due caution.
     
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    Ha Ha! I have a Buck Marlin Spike from when I had a 23' Nunes Bear in San Francisco Bay. The blade folded up on me----once----I left a good trail of blood all the way down the dock:eek:
     
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