This combination of knife and marlin spike is reminiscent of the tools of 17th and 18th century, when tall ships of wood manned by men of iron plied the oceans. The sheep’s foot design of the blade is relatively safe on a tossing deck as it is hard to drop through your foot or boat. It has a razor edge to make fast work of rope and a marlin spike to help with the knots and splicing. Both are tied to the sheath with lanyards so they don’t fall overboard. Handle made of teak and brass for a nautical feel. Blade 1095 high carbon steel.