Rigging & Sailmaking Tools

Rigging and Sailmaking Tools Collection

Rigging Tools

R&W Rope is your premier provider for professional-grade rigging tools and sail making supplies. For the avid sailor, you can’t settle for just any tools to get the job done. To meet the needs of even the most demanding craftsman, we carry a full line of high-quality tools to take care of any rigging or sail-making job. Some of the inventory we currently provide includes roping and seaming palms, needles, spikes, fids, Bosun and Currey knives, and more.

If you need guidance or information on the proper selection of rigging tools and sail making supplies, like fids, needles, palms, hot knives, and other products, please contact us. Our experienced rigging and sail making professionals can provide you with the best advice and service for any task.

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  • Cotton Twine (1 LB)

    A natural fiber, twisted twine with traditional look and feel. Used by sailors and knot tyers for bag lanyards, chest beckets and other fancy knotwork.Sometimes referred to as seine twine,...
  • Waxed Whipping Twine

    Colored, Polyester Waxed Whipping Twine from MARLOW for whipping and seizing rope ends and splices on any size or type of rope.
    From $8.50
  • Waxed Whipping Twine with Needle - 1 oz #3

    3 Strand twisted #3 Waxed Polyester Whipping Twine w/#15 Needle for whipping and seizing rope ends and splices on any size or type of rope. Available in: Hemp color or...
  • Sail Maker's Needles

    William Smith & Son needles have been the gold standard for sailmaker's since 1835. Very high quality, heavy duty triangular needles handmade of forged steel and easy on sailcloth. Smith...
    From $2.10
  • Samson Splicing Fids

    Samson Fids are for splicing double braid and are available as a set or sold individually. A different size splicing fid is required for each size of rope. *Please note:...
    From $7.50
  • Tarred Marline

    This tarred marline is the real deal! Natural hemp twine soaked in Stockholm tar. Used to seize and serve standing and running rigging, seizing headsails to jib hanks, and rat boards...
    From $40.00
  • Tarred Nylon Twine

    A twisted Nylon Twine with tar coating used for serving wire standing rigging and seizings. Stock sizes: #18 (1LB), #24 (1LB), #36 (1LB), #48 (2LB), #60 (2LB), #72 (2LB), #96...
    From $15.00
  • Waxed Whipping Twine with Needle - 1oz #7

    Polyester 1 oz #7 Waxed Whipping Twine w/#15 Needle for whipping and seizing rope ends and splices on any size or type of rope. Available in White or Hemp color....
  • Hemp Seaming Twine

    A very fine twisted twine made from the highest quality long fiber Hemp yarn available. Great for delicate work, sewing, stitching, model ship rigging, etc. Also available tarred with real...
    From $15.00
  • Cable and Rope Size Gauge

    Made of Marine-grade 316 Stainless steel for years of reliable service. With this pocket sized tool you can measure rope, wire, cable and fasteners quickly and accurately. Metric and imperial...
  • Canvas Rigger's Bag

    A compact canvas bag that hold just about all the tools you will need. Available in canvas in White, and canvas with leather trim in White. · 24 pockets in...
    From $45.00
  • Splicing Fids (Open Body, Swedish Style)

    Here's the tool of choice for extracting core from rope! These Swedish style hollow fids are also for splicing stranded line and are available in both small and large sizes....
    From $8.00
  • Ronstan - D-Splicer - Splicing Needle w/ Puller

    R&W Rope proudly carries Ronstan D-Splicer in three different sizes. F15 Splicing Needle w/Puller - Small (2-4mm) Line F20 Splicing Needle w/Puller -Medium (4-6mm) Line F25 Splicing Needle w/Puller -...
    From $23.00
  • Marlin Spike - US Navy Duck Bill Tip Marlinspike

    These US Navy surplus duck bill spikes in 10 in. They're a fixture in any rigging or splicing toolkit. Aside from conventional splicing uses, these marlinspikes can be used to...
  • Swedish Fid

    Davey's Swedish style splicing fid features a stainless steel hollow spike mated to a wooden handle. As with all Davey products, expect the best quality in this splicing fid.
    From $21.70
  • English Braids BUFF Waxed Whipping Twine

    A Buff Polyester Waxed Whipping Twine by English Braids. Ideal for whipping traditional hemp or tan colored lines.
  • Thread Wax

    A great aid to hand sewing. The 3 oz. cup is made from natural bee's wax. The 1lb. block is composition wax.
    From $7.00
  • Marlin Spike - Pencil Tip Marlinspike

    These pencil tip marlinspikes are a key tool in marine rigging and splicing. Each of the various lengths taper to a pencil point, and feature a black grip and hole....
    From $33.00
  • Stockholm Tar

      A strong, thick liquid used to preserve natural cordage and timber.  
    From $53.70
  • Seaming Palm, Medium Weight

    Available for left or right hand use. This sewing palm includes a deep metal thimble-cup backed by a single layer of leather.
  • OAKUM From Davey & Co.

     Davey and Company's oakum is the best navy quality oakum available and can be purchased in a 4kg (8.8lb) bale OR 12kg which is 3 - 4kg (8.8lb) bales. Oakum,...
    From $150.10
  • The Splicing Handbook, Third Edition: Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes

    The only reference devoted entirely to splicing today’s ropes. The Splicing Handbook includes step-by-step illustrations and explanations for the most useful and popular splices in traditional twisted and modern braided...
  • Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts

    Discover the dozens of nautically flavored craft projects you can make with rope! Barbara Merry is the author of The Splicing Handbook and is an internationally acclaimed marlinspike artist. This...
  • Jeffery's No.2 Black Marine Glue

    Jeffery's is the premier choice for traditional deck seaming around the world.Still produced in England from the original formula, it is as reliable today as when it graced the topsides...
    From $198.50
  • Roping Palm - Right Hand, Super Quality

    Manufactured by William Smith Son of England, this item is the highest quality roping palm available today. The metal thimble is backed by 3 layers of leather, the extended thumb...
  • Samson Splicing Manual

    For over 130 years, Samson has led the way in developing high-performance cordage to meet the most demanding applications. This book represents the latest techniques for working with all types...
  • Speedy Stitcher

    A hand held sewing machine. Great for use anywhere. A real must for any ditty bag!
  • Ronstan D-Splicer Fid Kit

    D-SPLICER is a range of specialized rope splicing needles for sailors and riggers. They are specifically designed for use with modern synthetic fibers and rope constructions, in particularly small line...
  • Caulking Cotton - Davey

      Soft, top quality caulking cotton made up of 8 strands totaling an uncompressed diameter of approximately 5/16 in. (8mm). Davey's cotton caulking is used with a caulking mallet and...
  • Captain Currey Lockspike Captain's Knife #904

    A heavy duty, traditionally made, stainless steel pocket knife with a 60mm blade and lockable spike, large capacity shackle key (for pin heads up to 9mm), bottle opener and white...
  • Seaming Palm, Super Quality

    Manufactured by William Smith Son of England, this high-quality, all leather seaming palm is the best on the market. Available for either left or right hand use.
  • Heavy Duty Riggers Knife

    A solid, trustworthy tool for the rigger or bosun. Made in Sheffield, England's steel city, the thick, fixed steel blade will withstand the rigors of your daily work. A comfortable...
  • Davey & Company 2-Piece Yachtsman's Knife Kit

      Aloft, on deck, or in the shop, this 2 piece kit will get you through every knot and kink right to the bitter end. Made in Sheffield, England's steel...
  • Reversible Canvas Riggers Bag by Nantucket Bagg Reversible Canvas Riggers Bag by Nantucket Bagg
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    Reversible Canvas Riggers Bag by Nantucket Bagg

    CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. HOPE TO BE BACK IN STOCK BY APRIL! EMAIL INFO@RWROPE.COM TO PRE-ORDER   The #711 is the original Nantucket Diddy Bagg design. 32 rugged pockets, bold natural canvas, brass hardware,...
  • Roping Palm - Right Hand - Professional Quality

    Available for right hand use only, this is a professional quality, leather roping palm is manufactured by William Smith Son of England.
  • Seaming Palm - Professional Quality

    A professional quality leather seaming palm available for either left or right hand use. Manufactured by William Smith & Son, established in 1835 in Redditch, England and known for their...
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