Uptown Cutlery is based in Port Townsend, WA, a town with a rich maritime history, and surrounded by water on three sides. It would be remiss of us not to stock a selection of knives made specifically for sailors, fishermen and boaters. Often these knives include features such as marlin spikes, shackle keys, and blades suited cut line and rope efficiently. And because of the harsh salt water environment, it helps that they aren't prone to rust. We've also included a few knives specifically made as rescue tools, which typically don't have a sharp tip, which is helpful when cutting seatbelts or clothing in accident and rescue situations.