- Steel: 80CRV2
- Thickness: .25”
- Cap: .25” high pressure fuel line with dummy cord
- Sizes: 6″ – 8″
- Note: Sizes above are approximate. They are all handmade, so there will be slight size variances, but no more than a quarter inch.
- Grip: Wrapped or bare
- Bare benefits: more surface to hone down a knife hone or fish, stays put and doesn’t roll.
- Wrap benefits: most importantly, it looks cool and gives a solid grip
This is our Marine Spike (MRS) and we just call it “the Missus.” This is our bushcraft take on the traditional marline spike. We incorporated ridged corners and outside edges for better use out in the bush. (Disclaimer: This is not a professional climbing/rigging tool. This is made for bushcraft use.)
Made of 80CRV2 and comes in at HRC 60+. Our spikes get placed through the same heat-treat process as a knife, full heat-treat and tempering cycles. There’s a handle wrap for texture on the non-business end and (of course) a bio-resin seal under the wrap to help prevent any rusting.
All spikes come with a custom cap to protect the point. It’s made from thick high pressure fuel line, the end is closed with an eyelet and tied with a dummy cord. It designed to fit tight under all conditions and will loosen up slightly with use. Every cap comes with a piece of oil coated felt fabric that’s packed into the cap base to protect the tip form moisture. Our products are made with quality goods that are also readily available to ensure easy replacement in the field, if needed.
The MRS is good for ropes and knots, works as a universal awl, carpenter scribe, a knife hone and hanger nail. This splits up wood for kindling better than a wedge. If you don’t believe me, ask a wood pecker. You can get more uses from a well heat-treated spike, at half the weight. One thing I learned while growing up in the country, the easiest way to skin a catfish or a snake (or slippery sucker) is to nail them to a log or to a tree. This is just the tool for the job.