Item NA4 - Serving Mallet.  Larger Size

Serving mallets were special sailor’s tools used to wind “serving” (tarred marline) around cordage and shipboard hardware as protection against wear and abrasion, as well as to muffle unwanted sound.  This example is 9 inches long, and was carved from a single piece of wood.  The wood is weathered, but appears to be a fruitwood.   It is an appropriate size for serving cordage that is about 2 to 3 inches diameter.  The tool has been well used, with wear proper to a good life time, and the grooves where the marline was run are well formed.  It is a nice example. Good+

Price -  $60.00



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