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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  • Captain Currey Lockspike Bosun Mate - Rigging Marlin Spike Knife (#902)

    The Bosun Mate pocket knife is a smaller and lighter version of the Bosun, making it ideal as a gift and great for use on dinghies and smaller boats. Dimensions...

    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...
  • The Year of Knots The Year of Knots
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    The Year of Knots

    An inspirational exploration of knot tying. Windy Chien shares her transformative journey as she commits to tying a different knot every day for a year. The Year of Knots is...
  • Green River Knife

    A versatile, handy tool for the rigger or bosun. Always at your side, the thick leather belt sheath secures with a snap Made in Sheffield, England's steel city, the thick,...
  • Sailmakers Needles - Reduced Edge

    Best forged cast steel sailmakers needles, with proven triangular section, that are easy to use and will not damage the cloth.
    From $49.00
  • Chipping Hammer

    Chipping hammer, 1lb (500grams) with 12" (300mm) wooden handle.
  • Caulking Mallet

    Made from hard wood, this is the ideal mallet for use with Davey caulking irons.
  • Hot Knife - Bench Style BLADE ONLY
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    Hot Knife - Bench Style BLADE ONLY

    Replacement blade for bench style hot knife.
  • Hot Knife - Gun Style

    This hot knife gun is the best quality rope cutter on the market. We use them everyday at our shop - a real professional tool that will last for years....
  • Scrapers

    A range of strong, general purpose scrapers.
    From $33.40
  • Caulking Irons - Hand Forged

    A range of carbon steel caulking irons, which are light and comfortable to hold for long periods.
    From $194.74
  • Hot Knife - Bench Style

    This hot knife is the highest quality rope cutter for a dedicated space. The bench mounted hot knife is perfect for your rigging shop, garage or basement work bench.
  • Hot Knife BLADE ONLY

    Replacement blade for Engel style hot knife
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