Item NA18 - Race Knife. Diminutive Form & Rosewood Handle.
This small race knife is truly special tool for a collection or to add a
pleasing accent to a room or a ship model collection. Among their other
functions, race knives were used by ship builders to cut a defining groove,
either decorative or functional, in the finish work of building a ship. One use
was to cut a groove (race) at the water line of a newly launched ship, setting
the position of the water line for painting and survey work. This small race
knife is only is only 5 inches long, and would be appropriate for use by a model
builder. The tool was provided with the fanciest of handles, having a turned
and chamfered piece of rosewood (including a touch of sapwood) that really sets
it off as special. The main handle is octagonal in cross section with a button
butt and a fore piece with a vase-like turning that tapers to a brass ferrule.
It is a beauty! The is a small drying check in the fore piece, but it remains
Price - $80.00
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