It is said heart and soul of a good knife is its blade. In the case of most folding sailing knives the heart maybe the blade but the soul is its marlin spike. While other blades are found on sailing knives most sailors will agree the sheepfoot blade and the marlin spike are the prinicple parts of the sailing knife. This page gives a brief description of the blades/implements commonly found on sailing knives. Many people will refer to any tool or implement found on a folding knife as a type of blade. Others consider only implements with a sharpened edged designed for cutting should be considered a blade.
To see a description of the blade/implement type simply click on the appropriate choice. Click again to hide the defintion.
The Main Blades/Implements:
Other blades you may find on a sailing knife:
Punch (tin opener)
Split (tin opener)