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Fids was used to loosen and tighten knots. It was used to separate the strands of rope for splicing. The fid was used as a club and a temporary pull handle. It was used to shape hand sewn grommets in sails and clothing. After the knife, it was the sailors most important tool.

Stout form, turned with a round ball head.

Good condition.

Nineteenth century.

Length.140 mm. (5 1/2 inches).



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