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Rigging knife

Combination rigging knife, marlin spike, and shackle key with knife extended

A rigging knife is a specially designed knife used to cut heavy rope. It may have a serrated edge for sawing through line, or a heavy blade suitable for hitting with a mallet to drive the knife through.[1] Folding tools, often in combination with a marlinspike and shackle key, are convenient and portable.[2] Rigger Brion Toss recommends fixed blade rigging knives for easy access in time sensitive situations and when working aloft. It can be a useful rescue tool if caught in rope and wire. [1]

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  1. ^ a b Toss, Brion (1998). The Complete Rigger's Apprentice. p. 6. ISBN 0-07-064840-9.
  2. ^ "Sailor's Knives: 18 Blades Tested". March 2004. Retrieved 27 October 2013.