Rigging & Sailmaking Tools

Professional grade tools and supplies to meet the needs of even the most demanding craftsman. This is where to look for palms, needles, spikes, fids, hot knives, and more.

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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 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
  • 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.
  • 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 on traditional vessels. Available in 2, 3,...
    From $35.00
  • 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....
  • 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. Kit includes...
    From $7.50
  • 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
  • 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 (2LB), #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
  • Marlin Spike - US Navy Duck Bill Tip Marlinspike

    These US Navy surplus duck bill spikes in 8” and 10”. They're a fixture in any rigging or splicing toolkit. Aside from conventional splicing uses, these marlinspikes can be used...
    From $48.00
  • 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 and canvas with leather trim. · 24 pockets in 3 different sizes· Wide...
    From $25.00
  • English Braids BUFF Waxed Whipping Twine

    A Buff Polyester Waxed Whipping Twine by English Braids. Ideal for whipping traditional hemp or tan colored lines.
  • 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 $20.64
  • 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...
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