• Fid … Dude needs a FID.


    • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Fid in use aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
      A fid is a conical tool made of wood or bone. It is used to work with rope and canvas in marlinespike seamanship. A fid differs from a marlinspike in material and purpose. A marlinespike is used in working with wire rope, may be used to open shackles, and is made of metal. A fid is used to hold open knots and holes in canvas. A fid is used to open the “lays”, or strands of rope, synthetic or natural, for splicing said line. A variation of the fid, the Gripfid, is used for ply-split braiding. It adds a jamming cleat to pull a cord back through the cord split by the fid’s point.


  • I’m with Rocko. But “splicing a rope by hand” … is there any other way to do it?


  • Shawn Grasso definately knows what he is doing with the rope!!!


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