Rigging and Sailmaking Tools & Equipment - R&W Rope

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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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

    Splicing big rope? You'll need need a big fid! We have a limited quantity of these Swedish Stainless Steel Splicing Fids perfect for large rope up to 3+ inches in...
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