Rare 19th century marlinspike, which is a type of fid. The fid was made of wood or bone. The marlinspike was shaped the same way, but made of metal. One of the most useful knots that it is used for is the marlinspike hitch. This hitch creates a temporary opening in the knot to allow insertion of a handle. It is often used when creating a rope ladder. This one has a walrus bone grip and a steel spike and is 11.5 inches long.
Item 11564: $750
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