January 07, 2022 3 min read

Sailing Knives Why Are They Important

At Sailing Chandlery we stock sailing knives from multiple different manufacturers. We have harness knives through to marine tools that includes a blade and also floating knives, plenty of options so you can find the one that works best for you.

Sailing knives are an essential tool to carry with you on the water. They are not only a tool they are an essential safety tool to protect you and your crew on the water. A knife can cut you out of danger if you are tangled in rope or you need to release your sail from a cleat or jammer.

Here are some of the knives we offer and some of their great features.

Gill Marine Tool

The Marine Tool is compact in size (95mm when folded) and includes a 70mm serrated blade with a marlinspike to attend to any rope modification you need to make on the water. It also features an integrated shackle key, webbing cutter, 8mm spanner and a flat blade screwdriver. Not only all of that but a handy bottle opener too for essential refreshment!

Key Features 

  • A lock to prevent the knife from accidental closure
  • Thumb stud for one-handed operation
  • Composite handle with Gill Grip for grip in wet and dry operation
  • Serrated blade for quick and effective cutting
  • Moulded Pouch with belt attachment

View the Gill Marine Tool

Gill Rescue Knife

The Personal Rescue Knife is a very compact tool that can be operated with one hand. The handle has been developed to have a great grip in the wet and dry to prevent the knife and your hand from sliding. Once the knife is opened fully the blade is locked in place to prevent closure in operation.

Gill Personal Rescue Knife

Key Features 

  • A lock to prevent the knife from accidental closure
  • Thumb stud for one handed operation
  • Composite handle with Gill Grip for grip in wet and dry operation
  • Serrated blade for quick and effective cutting
  • Moulded Pouch with belt attachment

View the Gill Personal Rescue Knife

Rescue Knife

This Rescue Knife comes equipped with a 6.4cm locking blade. The simple design allows this knife to come in at a more affordable price than the Gill tools. The plastic handle had a hole so you can tie a line to it to attach it to a buoyancy aid or PFD. As well as that, it has an integrated shackle key in the blade.

Key Features

  • Shackle Key
  • Large serrated blade
  • Lightweight and small form factor

View the Rescue Knife

Floating Rescue Knife

Bright Yellow Floating Sailing Rescue Knife has a 7cm round-tipped no locking blade. It is small and lightweight to fit in any buoyancy aid or PFD pocket with a handy hole to attach a string to.

Key Features 

  • Lightweight and small form factor
  • Integrated shackle key

View The Floating Rescue Knife

Gill Harness Rescue Knife

This harness tool is a great tool for staying safe on deck. If you spend the majority of your time in a harness or life jacket this is a must have tool. Including a corrosion resistant blade and the ability to cut through webbing/harnesses, it can release you from an emergency situation on board.

Gill harness rescue knife

Key Features

  • Low profile that can be slipped in buoyancy aid and trousers pockets.
  • Shackle key for small and medium sided shackles.
  • Composite handle with Gill Grip for grip in wet and dry operation.
  • Serrated blade for quick and effective cutting.
  • A Nylon Sheath to hold your tool in

View the Gill Harness Rescue Knife

Want to find out more? View our full range of sailing tools today.


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