S/2887 Antique Treen 19th Century Large Teak Sailor's Fid
A large teak sailor's fid, used for splicing ropes. They came in a variety of sizes and are often made of lignum vitae and occasionally whale bone. The whole has a good rich colour and patination.
19¾ in. (50 cm.) Wide
2¾ in. (7 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1840