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Do you know what this is? I think it's an old tool of sorts. Answered

 Any idea what the tool (I think it's a tool) is below? 95% of it is rounded..towards the bottom, where the fingers are it starts becoming 2 sided (very slow transition). It's about 18" in length and 6" diameter at top. It was found on an old farm in up state NY.

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joseph.walsh1234
joseph.walsh1234

Answer 4 years ago

Rick, certainly does resemble a Marlin spike. Thank you. I'm pretty conivced it's a marlin spike (known as a fid). Unless someone else can think otherwise

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+a+fid+for+rope+wooden&espv=2&biw=1974&bih=1063&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjApuCphITSAhUL3GMKHeJ5CDgQsAQIZg

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 4 years ago

I guess farmers might have splice4d ropes as well in

bygone days .

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Quadrifoglio
Quadrifoglio

Answer 4 years ago

It certainly looks like a fid (wood).. A marlin spike is the metal version. The oddity is the notched tip. Maybe they not only used it to open up the rope but also to double a line over the tip to push it through the opening.

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iceng
iceng

Answer 4 years ago

+1