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Old 14-07-2017, 11:16   #1
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What are these?????

A friend gave these to me as I "like boats" :-)

My first thought fids and perhaps a seaming hammer? They turned up here in Alaska so assuming Pacific Northwest background.

They have what look like museum identification on two of them.

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Old 14-07-2017, 12:05   #2
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Re: What are these?????

They look like old leather-working tools or something. Maybe take them to a local maritime museum?
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Old 14-07-2017, 12:06   #3
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Vampire hunting tools...
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Old 14-07-2017, 12:11   #4
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I'd consider posting it to
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Old 14-07-2017, 12:29   #5
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Splicing tools.
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Old 14-07-2017, 12:59   #6
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Things that made my girlfriend squeak
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Old 14-07-2017, 13:06   #7

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For other uses, see Marlinspike (disambiguation).

A typical marlinspike with lanyard
Marlinspike (/ˈmɑːrlᵻnspaɪk/; sometimes marlin spike, marlinespike, or the archaic marlingspike/marling-spike) is a tool used in marine ropework. Shaped in the form of a polished metal cone tapered to a rounded or flattened point, they aid in such tasks as unlaying rope for splicing, untying knots, drawing marline tight using a marlinspike hitch, and as a toggle joining ropes under tension in a belaying pin splice.

Most marlinspikes are 6–12 inches (15–30 cm) long, but may reach 2 feet (61 cm) and more for working heavy cables and ropes. They are usually made from iron or steel, whereas fids, similar in shape and function, are formed from wood or bone. The marlinspike may be a separate tool or one item on a pocket knife.

Sailors who become proficient at knot tying, splicing, and sewing using the marlinspike are said to have mastered marlinespike seamanship, earning them the right to be known as marlin spikes or marlinspike seamen.
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Old 14-07-2017, 13:31   #8
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Re: What are these?????

Pretty sure you are looking at fids and a sailmaker's hammer, for installing cringles I believe. And yes, they look like they may belong in a museum.

Tools of the sailmaker , rigger & sailor

On second thought, since they are from Alaska, they could be for mending nets instead of sails.
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Old 14-07-2017, 14:19   #9
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Re: What are these?????

Check with Bryon Toss, looks like riggers tools, marlin spike and the hammer looking thing, don't recall it's name in English right now
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Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
Things that made my girlfriend squeak
that explains a lot
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