An early 19th century Georgian turned and tapering Sailor’s fid or marlinspike.
A fid was used by a sailor for splicing and untangling ropes and making holes in sail cloth to take a rope.
The fid is in very good original condition with some marks from use over the years. (Circa 1820)
Length 45cm (17.7 inches)
Diameter 4cm (1.6 inches)
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