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Fiids were 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.

Hand formed with a stout spike.

Nineteenth century.

From the Gonsalves collection.

Good condition.

Length. 165 mm. (6 1/2 inches).


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