19th c lignum vitae fid

19th c lignum vitae fid

Code: FL


L: 31cm (12.2")Di: 3.5cm (1.4")


A late 19th century fid in lignum vitae with characteristic contrasting figure.  The conical pin or spike, used by sailors on board ship for splicing rope, has three concentric scratch rings to aid with grip.  Circa 1890.