Definitions for "Marlin Spike"
More properly known as a nautical term. This silver-mounted spike belongs to buckaroo Dan Locke of Lodi, CA. A friend made it for Dan and he packs it behind the cantle of his saddle. It comes in handy for punching holes and unlacing leather among other things.
a rounded smooth metal tapered at one end tool, used to part strands of rope so that the rope can be fashioned into tools such as fenders that would soften the blow of a ship and a dock making contact
a spikeshaped tool used for untying nautical knots