Item SCR17 - Whale Man's Fid.

Just the way that you like to find them, this fid, hewn from Sperm whale panbone, was fairly roughly shaped, and shows the adze or blubber spade marks from roughing out, the saw marks at the top, and scraper marks for tapering the fid. There is mild wear from use, and the spots of pitch that you expect to find from any contact with rigging on a whale ship. The fid has an overall length of 11 inches with a head diameter of 1 inches, tapering to a fairly fine point. It has not seen a shore-side lathe, and is authentic, without a shadow of a doubt. Fine


Price -   400.00


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