These knives sport the # 46 pattern number & measure 4 3/8" closed. Usually known as either a rigger's knife or marlin spike. They have a master sheepfoot blade along with a marlin spike that locks opens on the back side of the knife. These blades are known for being useful when working with rope. The large sheepfoot blade is ideal in making very clean cuts. Rope is easily cut by placing the edge of the blade over the rope and striking the back with a hammer or other object. These knives most always have a bail on the ledft side as well for easy carry. Case started making them sometime prior to 1940 and they later discontinued them around 1976. Some were produced again in the early 80's.
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