This is our Marine Rigging Spike (MRS) and we just call it “the Missus.” 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.
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.
- Sizes: Standard Size is approx. 6 inches, but 8 inch is also available. (Please be sure to specify 6” or 8” in your order comments.)
- Steel: 80CRV2
- Thickness: .25” square