Colonial Knife Company Hurricane 470 Marline Spike Folder
Push button opening marlin spike turn buckle key/long neck bottle opener-Turn buckle key designed for adjusting/ turning shroud tension Shackle key-for loosening tight shackles Marlin spike-used to break apart knots and for splicing lines/rope together The push button feature allows one hand for the user and one hand for the boat. Clips on to foul weather gear, handle is also designed to accept 550 parachute cord for use with lanyard. Available in Yellow, red, Blue and black Handle material: Molded Isoplast, the same material used to make power tool casings, hard hats and snow board bindings. The ribbed handle design was developed through a collaborative between the engineers at Brown University and Rhode Island School of design (RISD). The non slip texture offers tire like traction and the best non slip performance available. 4-40 Allen screw assembly allows quick adjustment for controlling speed of auto marlin spike deployment. The Marlin spike is water jet cut from .115 thick 316 stainless steel and hardened for added strength to a Rockwell of 40C. The Marlin spike automatically locks open, slide the slide lock forward into position to back up the lock mechanism for extra security. The Marlin spike auto tool is a versatile tool for blue water sailors and riggers.
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Colonial Knife Company got its start in 1919 when it's founder, Antonio Paolantonio returned from WWI after serving with the United States Calvary as a Black Smith. Antonio began making knives at 9 Calendar Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Antonio called his new company the "A. Paolantonio Cutlery Company." Antonio's first customers were the jewelry industry. Antonio made knife skeletons and sold the skeletons to the jewelry industry where they would place exotic handles on the knives and re-sell the finished knives to high end men's clothing stores. Over the years the business grew and in 1926 Antonio changed the company name to Colonial Knife Company, Inc.
World War II broke out and Antonio was asked to serve on the War Production Board in Washington, D.C. where he oversaw the allocation of steel to the cutlery industry and research that lead to the only combat knife to use polymers (plastics) for knife handles that offered Navy corpsman and medics the ability to boil the knife to make it sterile.
Over the next 40 years Colonial Knife grew adding over 150 product lines and during the 1960's enjoyed the reputation as the world's largest knife manufacturer.
During the 1970's and into the 1980's Colonial produced collector knives for Smith & Wesson, Colt, Winchester, and the "John Russell Barlow" knives for Russell Harrington Company (Dexter Russell) the "Colonel Coon" knife line along with producing knives for a number of knife manufacturers under private label.
Colonial's current brands include such names as Ranger,Colonial-Prov.USA, Old Cutler, Anvil Brand, Coyote, Master Series, Swiss Master, BackCountry, Solder Tec, Hurricane, GSA government Knives, auto knives, Hand Crafted Series and Barlow.