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Sailor's Fid

Reference
82276
Height
9 3/4" (24.5 cm)
Width
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Depth
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Sailor's Fid probably made of Macassar ebony although it is not as heavy as you might expect for the wood.

The fid is probably the most recognised sailor's tool there is. Fids were made in various different sizes and although lignum was probably the most common they were also made of other woods and whalebone. A fid was used for opening the strands of a rope for splicing. 19th Century.
Height
9 3/4" (24.5 cm)
Width
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Depth
1 3/4" (4.5 cm)
Period
19th Century
Medium
Ebony
Style
Maritime Antiques
Condition
Good
Edition
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