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Catalog Number PR.0025.002
Object Name Knife, Folding
Description This folding knife is variously referred to as Mariner's, Sailor's, Rope, or Lifeboat, was manufactured in 1944 by Utica/Kutmaster. The Utica company was founded in 1910, and became Kutmaster in 1937. These special straight-edged blades are used to cut rope cleanly. This is done by laying the rope on a wooden surface and hammering the blade through it with a belaying pin. Between this rough use and the hazards of salt water, it is not surprising that old sailor's knives in good condition are rare. The bail on the end of the handle is so that the knife can be secured and not go overboard. There is no indication it was used in Anacortes, but it is accepted as a PROP only.
Caption Rope knife, open
Credit line Donated by Trevor Kyle, May 28, 2009
Search Terms knife
sailor
mariner
rope
lifeboat
Subjects Equipment
Personal Gear