Boatswains Tools: Awl, Palm and Fids

by Ian Kuhl on July 22, 2011

in Chandlery, Fishing Supplies


Some of the weapons in a boatswains arsenal:

  • Various Swedish fids for different size rope splicing
  • A sailor’s palm for pushing large needles through multiple layers of heavy (usually wet) sailcloth
  • An awl for all occasions, which speeds up the process
  • A sharp French Opinel knife, this one with olive wood handle

All available from Franklin Marine – together with a seafaring yarn or two!!

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