Davis 1555 Yachtsman


Davis Instruments seems to be making knives similar to the old Telo Knives.

Straight out of the box, I really felt ripped off by this knife and probably should’ve returned it for a full refund.  The main draw backs are its size, its completely useless “shackle key” and the bail used to lock the marlin spike.

Instead I tossed the knife in the junk drawer and started using it for every dirty job that came up, not carrying if I broke it or not. After a year or so of abusing the knife, I realized my first impression was wrong. While it is handicapped by it size, it is also a very capable and very sturdy knife. I apologize for anything negative comments I made about this knife. It is a well built knife. The shackle key will be fine for small nuts and while the locking mechanism is in the way when using the spike, I've opted to just use it without locking it in place. For the most part, the strong backspring is sufficient.

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davis 2 Pattern: 1555 Yachtsman
Origin: Davis Instruments
Manufacturer: Davis Instruments
Country: China
Closed Length: 3
Blades: 2
       1) Sheepfoot
       2) Marlin Spike  (Bail locks the spike)
Blade Steel: Stainless (Undetermined)
Handle: Stainless (Integrated shackle key, see review)
Shield: none, Handle inscribed with Davis Logo
Pins: Stainless
Lining: Stainless
Bail: Stainless
Bolsters: None