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Marlin Spikes

Discussion in 'Keychain Tools' started by Ethos, May 6, 2017.

  1. Ethos

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    Got marlin spikes? Pictures and conversations welcome.
     
  2. Ethos

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    Just got a Ti Survival Titanium Marlin Spike (4.5" blue sandblast)

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    Next to my xtremepara marlin spike. 2.5" stainless
     
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  3. Ethos

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    I use mine for paracord but the blue one is long enough to be handy if you get my drift.
     
  4. Brules

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    I'd like to have one, but would prefer a small one.
     
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    On my toolchain, I have and highly value an Atwood Dreadknot - has saved me from shoelace knot rage many a time, and is very useful for any other cordage tangling problem that pops up, too. :)
    Recently, I have added on that chain a slender 4 or so inch titanium marlinspike I got via EBay, too. The longer reach and simple, straightforward design with a rounded tip is nice for prodding and digging into spaces too small for fingers without being stabby or scratchy. A while back, for example, I used it to manipulate a stuck spring in our car's hood's locking mechanism.
    My third tool for loosening and losing a knot is the Gecko Ti Shark's nose. Which is only logical, because as with many problems in life, direct application of a shark is always a viable option, nay? :p

    I like marlinspikes, and more often than (k)not, am glad to have one or the other with me. Also, let us not forget the maritime / nautical theme bonus a marlinspike adds to your gear selection. Yarr! ;)
     
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    Probably a dumb question, but how do you use one / what is the purpose?

    I know they've been around for ages, but I guess I never really understood what you use one for (I know it's knots and rope, but how?)
     
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    it helps you pick out knots and tighten them with leverage. its also good for splicing braided ropes together. its a tiny thin steel or wood finger.
     
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  8. Ethos

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    You use it for pulling and working your material through and either loosening or tightening your work. I'm a paracorder and appreciator of cool things so it's a necessary evil. :D
     
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    Stainless from extremepara is small enough for a keychain. The Tisurvival model is normally 4" but I ordered the 6" model amd had him chop it before finishing. He will make it whatever size you want up to 6".

    Google is your friend. ;)
     
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