They never were handed out (AFAIK), to Scouts, we were encouraged to buy our own as a commitment to the Scouting movement.Nice knife, sadly I cant see them handed out to scouts these days
Spot the man with rich parents ! The rest of us had to have the stacked leather handle versions. The 'Stag' handles (actually jigged bone in most cases) were always a little more expensive than the leather handles ... and never seemed to be as comfortable to use.
When I first got it I didn't even know what the marlin spike was for. Then when I was older I got into splicing and then I knew.Coincidentally I’ve been looking at knives very similar to this recently, as I’m after a knife with a marlin spike
Never used one like that in cubs or scouts, but these two always came sailing with us: