Puncturing open a tube of 3M Marine adhesive sealant 5200
Angle slicing to control the flow of 5200 adhesive
The 1757 marlinspike is earning its keep on a routine cutting away of old fiberglass and maintenance of the transom prior to applying epoxy to patch
Dear Colonial Knife,
I was looking around a Coast Guard Facebook post the other day and saw a reference to the COLONIAL KNIFE USN RIGGER’S knife. As a young kid in the CG, I used my 1757 Marlin Spike continually doing all sorts of jobs the duty officer assigned to me and I had forgotten about that knife and the Marlin Spike, until now, so I purchased the 1757 Marlin Spike. It arrived today! Wow, it sure brings back memories. It looks to be a very high-quality knife for the money, and one I am sure I will use well.
Many Thanks! Craig M. Seattle, WA. retired Coast Guard
I have just received my beautiful deck knife model 1757. What a piece of great craftsmanship. In the early 1960s, I had one exactly like it which I bought in Long Beach, California. Although not required, most of us in the 1 Division purchased our own. Leather cases were also available. A Boatswain Mate friend of mine fashioned a "Monkey Fist" for me from a red nylon shot line. The shot line was used in a shotgun to shoot a line to another ship alongside while both were at sea moving along medium speed. I wish to compliment you on this particular knife which is very well made.
John A Breckenridge
USS Preble DLG 15
“two thumbs up, great gift idea” Practical Sailor magazine"
Ejection molded handle
Blade Length: 3-inches
Blade material 440A Cutlery Stainless Steel
Rockwell hardness 56-59 C
Weight: 5.4 ounces
Keen honed cutting edge, flat ground
Marlinspike-locking- 3 5/8-inch long, steel Rockwell hardness 35-45 C
Length closed: 4.5 inches
National Stock Number 5110-00-530-1757
“Hello, My name is Mark Grinder from Arkansas and I am an industrial electrician. I received the marlinspike a birthday gift and I love it! I use the knives I collect and this one is my 1st choice. It’s got a big handle so your hand doesn’t cramp up. A thick blade that takes everything I throw at it and the marlinspike is the best part. I do some rigging at work and rope work as a pastime. The spike has it covered! It also acts as an awl, I clear bolt threads with it, I pry with it and even align equipment bolt patterns. One word for this knife-INDISPENSABLE!” Mark Grinder, AR