Before deciding which knife brand is best for you it is good to know which style of blade you need. Fixed blades are great for emergencies as they are easy to grab and utilize almost instantly. We recommend a high quality, stainless steel blade that is either fully or half serrated. A blunt blade equipped with a thumb stop and comfortable non-slip handle are necessities but a lanyard ring or hole would be beneficial for travel. Non magnetic steel is a bonus as well along with a marlin spike located in the same shealth.
Folding blade knives are another great blade style but do require more time and the removal of a safety lock to open. Theses features however are perfect for those whom around are kids often or have kids of their own. In a folding blade you will want to ensure that it too is of non magnetic high quality, stainless steel that is either fully or half serrated. A blunt blade, a lanyard ring, and a marlin spike are all great features to look for in your folding knife and it must be accessible to open with one hand.
Boye knives are the Bentley of sailing knives. Thus, they are extremely expensive. This is due to the knives non magnetizable, dendritic cobalt blade not being made from stainless steel but is rather comprised of cobalt, tungsten, chrome, nickel, iron, carbon, and silicon. Boye knives cut high tech line with ease and will never obtain corrosion from seawater.
The Myerchin A200P Generation 2 Offshore System is comprised of a marlin spike and high quality, stainless steel knife that come together in one sleek package. Its natural wood handle is very pleasing to the eye along with its genuine black leather sheath. The serration blade is three quarters long with a traditional ground blade tip that is know to easily cut synthetic line. Not to mention Myerchin always offers a lifetime warranty.
The Myerchin Knife A100N is considered a collector's item as no two of these natural bone handled knives are alike. It is a knife you will want to pass down from generation to generation. The blade is manufactured from German marine pro-grade stainless steel that has a rate 440C hardness. The Myerchin Knife A100N's sheepsfoot blade is thicker than the average but has an overall lightweight feel. The knife's entire packaging comes with a lanyard attachment, Myerchin marlinspike, and heavy leather sheath.
The Spyderco Atlantic Folding Sailing Knife was originally a rescue knife that has been modified. Crafted from a unique Japanese steel that utilizes nitrogen in place of carbon in its steel matrix. This special manufacturing process produces an austenitic steel that only gets harder and more durable with each use and will never rust or corrode. The hollow blade can be purchased either fully serrated or completely unserrated and both styles cut effortlessly. It is easy to open one handed with its large 14mm round hole design and reinforced fiber/nylon, slip free handle. The Spyderco Atlantic Folding Sailing knife is also equipped with a strong David Boye locking lever mechanism providing a secure blade lock.