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Aaron Norlund

Mark,

I do not like serrated blades. Whenever cutting line, I try to use a board and mallet to get a very clean cut; that doesn't work with serrations. That said, a serrated blade, especially Myerchin's, will cut a 1/2" line in one or two passes, whereas regular blades can take four or five.

If your goal is safety, a good serrated blade is great. If you want a multipurpose tool, go with a flat blade.

I have one of the Myerchin rigging knifes. I bought it with one of their stainless spikes, but don't use that as I find it uncomfortable to work with. I acquired a blue steal spike in Lunenberg while working aboard a tallship; a coat of oil and the thing hasn't winked at rust in a few years, and I can get it to bend or chip, unlike my Myerchin spike, which has been bent and rebent several times.

Fair leads!
Aaron N

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