Item NA11 - Sailor’s Fid. 

This fairly short and stout fid (it is 11 ½ inches long and has a maximum diameter of 1 7/8 inches) is hand carved from what I think is walnut.  The maker decorated the top with a bit of complex molding that was likely turned on a lathe.  An owner initialed the upper part of the fid “I.P.”  The nicest part of this tool is that it has abundant signs of use.  It has dings and scratches, circular marks from setting grommets, and some dulling of the tip as well as tar stains.  It is a fid that was used honestly.  Easily Good+

Price -     $50.00

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