Stainless Steel Marlin Spike
Handy shackle key in the handle
Complete with useful leather sheath
Ideal for undoing tight shackles and splicing rope and wire
The Captain Currey Marlin Spike is manufactured from marine-grade stainless steel with a handy shackle key in the handle and supplied in a useful leather sheath.
Overall length: 185mm
Ideal for undoing tight shackles and splicing rope and wire.
For splicing, the marlin spike is inserted into a laid rope to lever open a strand to form a hole, allowing larger access into the lay.
Marlin spikes are very handy for untying knots that have tightened up under tension.
A very tight knot can be very difficult to undo without a spike.
Used with a marlinspike hitch, the spike can form a handle to comfortably produce more tension on a rope than by gripping with the hand alone.