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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,...
    $15.00
  • 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...
    $7.50
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 $35.00
  • 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
  • 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....
    $7.50
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
    $9.99
  • 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, Black and Blue. ·...
    From $25.00
  • Marlin Spike - US Navy Duck Bill Tip Marlinspike

    These US Navy surplus duck bill spikes in 8 in. and 10 in. They're a fixture in any rigging or splicing toolkit. Aside from conventional splicing uses, these marlinspikes can...
    From $48.00
  • 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
  • Swedish Fid

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    From $17.76
  • English Braids BUFF Waxed Whipping Twine

    A Buff Polyester Waxed Whipping Twine by English Braids. Ideal for whipping traditional hemp or tan colored lines.
    $15.00
  • 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

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    From $25.96
  • 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.
    $45.00
  • Captain Currey Lockspike Bosun Rigging Marlin Spike Knife (#903)

    This is the original Captain Currey Lockspike Knife designed by Captain Currey in 1940. Stainless Steel pocket knife with; Blade, locking spike and shackle opening slot. The Bosun comes packed...
    $53.36
  • R&W Rope Splicing Fid Kit

    R&W Rope's own design, and patented! The R&W splicing fids are designed for splicing double braid and 12-strand hollow braid lines. They are a design improvement - and easier to...
    $75.00
  • Stockholm Tar

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    From $41.55
  • 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...
    $19.00
  • 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...
    $21.00
  • 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...
    $110.00
  • Jeffery's No.2 Black Marine Glue

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    From $159.46
  • Speedy Stitcher

    A hand held sewing machine. Great for use anywhere. A real must for any ditty bag!
    $30.31
  • Oakum

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    From $112.35
  • 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...
    $20.00
  • Caulking Cotton - Davey

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    $15.00
  • Hot Knife - Soldering Gun

    This hot knife uses a soldering gun, and offers a more economical rope cutting and sealing alternative to the professional-quality Engel hot knife. This hot knife works very well, and...
    $49.00
  • Captain Currey Lockspike Captain's Knife #904

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    $69.50
  • 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...
    $65.00
  • 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.
    $100.00
  • Davey & Company 2-Piece Yachtsman's Knife Kit

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    $93.63
  • Heavy Duty Riggers Knife

    R&W Rope continues to experience shipping delays from Davey & Co and Toplight due to the European COVID status. Please have patience with your order, not all items are in...
    $61.13
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