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A Small Whalebone Fid

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A small, pleasing, sailor's rope-splicing fid, an important tool to the 19th century sailor, second only to his knife. Of good surface and colour with a cut line detail at the fat end; a curious, perhaps accidental saw-cut at the centre of one side.

 

English or American circa 1850.

 

11 inches long.

 

 

Item Code: 2514

£ 585

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