Item SCR1 - Whale Bone Fid. Smaller Size with Cap

 This pretty bone fid was carved from a solid piece of Sperm whale pan bone, and is just about 8 inches long, with a maximum diameter at the top of 1 1/8”. It appears to be hand carved (even to the decorative ring at the top), and tapers to a sharp point. This is the sort of fid that would have been used in sail making or mending –piercing heavy sail cloth and setting smaller grommets. It does not show much wear, but has a couple of good tar spots and a small chip in the top rim. It is clean, white, and without any meaningful cracks. This will be a nice addition to a any scrimshaw or fid collection. Fine

  Price - $250.00

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