A very handy boating knife for salty people that doubles as decor when stored on a stand. Collectable and functional art. The spike is for untying knots and for splicing. The thick blade cuts line quickly by hand, and cuts heavy line with a blow from a mallet. Unique artwork of waves breaking off a point with a lighthouse. Or peruse other designs and images and I'll scrimshaw one for you. Initials or a boat's name on the back make it a very special gift. Email us to start a conversation about image options. A picture of the finished artwork will be sent before shipping for your approval. Knife blade is made of 440 stainless steel. The scales are from cattle bone. Guaranteed for life.