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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Dec 22, 2008.
It's a can opener.
Nope, its for sail stitch removal
Nope - it's a Canadian knife.
It's for gutting baby seals.
Looks like it would make a great kitchenknife. Do you know www.kitchenknifeforums.com ? the "Show your newest knife buy" [sic] thread there is veritable knife porn ...
I used to collect "tacticool" and "fighting" knives, but of course I never used them. Kitchen knives can at least be used as they were meant to.
Laro is never wrong.
He is one to keep your eye on.
Yup - I haven't seen one since I left the USCG in '81 - they were still a standard tool. They also used a number of other purpose built fids, but every coxswain and BM had a knife like that in their pocket. I was an MK so I used a screwdriver.
I stand corrected.
Still, You could probably use it as a can opener .
We don't remove too many stitches much anymore. Most of the sails are all laminated on racing sail boats.
This is what it was truly meant for! Cheers and happy holidays!
I have one of those black chequered grip clasp knives, issued to my Father in 1943 after joining the RN. There is also an all steel version, also with a marlin spike issued to the the British army. (I have no idea if these are still issued now though)
Tough knives, there must be millions of then I suppose. When I was growing up almost every kid had one "inherited" from father or Uncle.
The forked tool was a can opener afaik, not many sails on the Grey funnel Line in the 40s. And yes they are very strongly sprung. I had to use pliers to open mine when dad gave it me (age about 8)
THIS is a can opener.
But this is clearly a stitch removal/thread cutting tool along with a marlinspike for ropework.
Add this to the kit and you're set!
No a fan of serrated knife, but this one seems very well designed, can be sharpen as the rest of the blade!
Loving everything about the knife, even the shield!
I have the ESEE 6 - and they are very strongly built.
Damned nice weight and feel to them too.
Great as a hunting / general chores / camp knife. Bit big for much else....
Just got this one in today!
Love those GEC knives!
Cutting some chew.
I bought this while living in England in 1978 when I was 16. I think I paid 5 pounds for it. It has William Rodgers, Sheffield England stamped on the blade. I had the sheath made for it back then. I don't know anything else about, so let me know if you do. I just always liked the lines of the knife.
I almost pulled the trigger on that one. Very cool.
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