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Scrimshaw Sailmaker's Seam Rubber
Presented here, an exceptional hand made tool made of Rosewood and a section of Marlin bill (Billfish). It is believed to be a sailmaker's Seam Rubber. The two handed design could well have been to crease the seams of the heaviest sail canvas. It was not unusual for the sailor on a vessel to make tools for his own use from the objects at hand. Not only is this a beautifully made tool, but it also, by definition is considered to be scrimshaw. Objects made by the sailor for his own use are very desirable to scrimshaw collectors as well as tool collectors. Very Rare.
Length is 14-1/2".
$765.00
F8A28025

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