Ratchet knife

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Ratchet knife in Jamaica is a general type of folding knife, generally German-made, considered easy to open quickly and associated with "rude boy" masculinity,[1] the Okapi being a favourite brand.[2]


  1. ^ Norman C. Stolzoff (2000). Wake the Town & Tell the People: Dancehall Culture in Jamaica. Duke University Press. pp. 81–. ISBN 0-8223-2514-4.
  2. ^ Stephen Davis (1985). Bob Marley. Schenkman Books. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-87047-045-5. The major emblem of the rudie was his ratchet, a curved German gravity knife (Okapi was a favorite brand)]