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US Navy Marlinspike / Rigging Knife #1757

genuine US government issue

US Navy Marlinspike / Rigging Knife #1757


Providence, Rhode Island

Nat'l Stock #5110-00-530-1757
Made in USA. Lifetime Warranty.

Genuine U.S. Government issue. Nicknamed "the 1757," this classic American rigging knife has been circumnavigating the globe for nearly 100 years and 5 generations of US Navy and Coast Guard sailors!

Features a razor-sharp, specially hardened #440C stainless blade, molded chip bone scales, and a forged stainless steel marlinspike with safety lock. The lanyard bail doubles as the spike release lever, and has an integral shackler key. 

National Stock Number 5110-00-530-1757 is still in circulation with the U.S. Government and N.A.T.O. countries. Per current military specs, the knife now carries a partially serrated "Never Dull" type blade for faster cutting through canvas, leather, sailcloth, all ropes & running rigging (including Spectra, Dyneema, Kevlar, etc) plus virtually every other type of fibrous material aboard the ship.

Manufactured in Providence, R.I. Each knife proudly carries its own serial number stamped into the blade, and comes with a Lifetime Warranty. 


  • Overall length (closed): 4.5"
  • Blade length: 3"
  • Blade thickness: .125"
  • Blade material: Hardened #440C Stainless Steel 
  • Hardness: Rockwell Scale 58-60
  • Weight: 5 oz
  • Scales: Non-Slip Molded chip-bone
  • Made in Providence, Rhode Island U.S.A.
  • Lifetime Warranty


The "1757" is the folding rigger's knife that started it all, and has been copied many times by various manufacturers over the years. But as is often the case, few of the replicas have been able to match the precision, durability and balance of this American-made original. 

At just over a quarter pound, the 1757 is denser, harder and stronger... it is what we call "tight and right," with a super-thick 1/8" blade spine that can be pounded with a rigger's mallet at the bench... as well as a marlinspike lock which is 100% firm and dependable with zero wobble or play.  

Nicely packaged for gift-giving or presentation. Special kit from SHIPCANVAS includes rope lanyard (as pictured) plus 2-way nylon belt sheath (vertical/horizontal) with velcro closure. Ships quickly and directly from our Florida stockroom. 


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Order Handling:  Timely shipment is part of our commitment to you. Online purchases receive immediate confirmation by e-Mail. Seabags and rigging products are normally shipped within 3 business days or less (Mon-Fri, except holidays). Single orders for manufactured items, such as rigging knives and tools, are usually shipped out the next day. Online tracking is provided the same day your order is shipped.

For large quantities or custom project inquiries, or if you need something faster, please e-Mail or call us at 1-800-758-6979.


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Worldwide Shipping: International shipping rates, including service to Canada, are location-based and calculated at the checkout page. Other options, such as expedited shipping, may be available at the checkout page. Please note that any customs fees, duties, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.


25-Year Seabag Warranty: All SHIPCANVAS seabags and ditty bags include a written 25-Year Warranty which guarantees the quality of our workmanship, as well as the fitness of all hardware and materials used in the bag's construction. Any bag found to be defective within the terms of our Warranty will be repaired or replaced (at our discretion) at no cost to the original Purchaser, except shipping.


+30-Day Returns: M&B SHIPCANVAS CO will accept any item as a return within 30 days of the confirmed delivery date that the item was received. To be eligible for a full refund, the item must be unused and in the same condition that it was received, with tags and packaging intact. We do not charge restock fees on new/unused items.


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Other Questions & Special Requests: If you have a question or special request that has not been addressed here, please eMail or call us at 1-800-758-6979.


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