It has taken over a year to finalize the design and production of a marlin spike addition to my earlier Rigger’s knife. Shape and size of the spike was quite easy but obtaining a strong and reliable pivot for the marlin spike proved elusive. Thanks to all those sailors who pushed me to finishing this project at long last! While designed at the request of my customers involved primarily with sailing boats, this is truly one useful tool for anyone working on the water. A lanyard, or flotation device would be ideal. IF I ever find a good source for titanium screws, pivot and other fittings someday this may come out as 100% titanium but not much sense in having only spike and handles titanium leaving other fittings in stainless.