A rigging knife is a specially designed knife used to cut heavy rope. It may have a serrated edge for sawing through line, or a heavy blade suitable for hitting with a mallet to drive the knife through. Folding tools, often in combination with a marlinspike and shackle key, are convenient and portable. Rigger Brion Toss recommends fixed blade rigging knives for easy access in time sensitive situations and when working aloft.
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