Blond wood Fid (maple?)
12 1/2″, three bands around the top
A fid is a conical tool made of wood or bone. It is used to work with rope and canvas in seamanship. A fid is used to hold open knots and holes in canvas or to open the “lays”, or strands of rope, for splicing. The markings are made by the sailor who owned it, to distiguish it from the other sailors’ fids.