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Made a bell rope out of Manila rope. #knotwork #marlinspikeseamanship #myhandsneverlookclean

Maritime skills at work! Swordfish bill knife filling in for a fid. #splice #marlinspikeseamanship #work

New lanyard for my camillus rigger's folding knife #nautical #sailing #craftsmanship #marlinspikeseamanship

Mini thump mat for block and tackle #marlinspikeseamanship #knots #usmm

9mm x 125mm S/S 304 marlin spike.
Design credit: @armourer7
#marlinspikesailor #marlinspikeseamanship #turkshead

Once a #tigers fan, always a tigers fan. #gotigers #marlinspikeseamanship #fixit

Bottle Openers with a Nautical Twist...literally
$10 shipped US. DM if you are interested
#knotwork #marlinspikeseamanship #nautical

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Five strand star knot with crown. #knots #marlinspikeseamanship #piratelife

Do you know what this is? I'm taking the summer off from my adrenaline addiction to start a book (you're probably in it!). One of the things I'm doing when I have a block is learning the art of Marlinspike Seamanship. I'm also 500 pages into Chapman Piloting & Seamanship. (My tan is getting attention too). This was my father's palm, I remember him using it when I was little. #marlinspikeseamanship #marlinspike #boating #yachting #seamanship #sailing #sailmaking

The new home of one of my recent Bell ropes. It decided to retire in Florida.
#knotwork #bellrope #handcrafted #nautical #tradition #navalhistory #ropework #marlinspikeseamanship

On Tosca, carbon fiber and Dyneema take the place of fiberglass and stainless steel, providing superior strength and performance for a fraction of the weight (Dyneema has 1 ton of breaking strength per mm of diameter). We have been replacing sheets, halyards, loops, and lashings all over the boat to complement her new, optimized wing mast from Lorima in France. After being stuck in port for over a year, she is almost ready to fly again.

Getting the rigging back together for our training vessel Spica of Dart. Testing our splicing and whipping skills! #marlinspikeseamanship #rigging #traditionalsailing

Not my work...this belongs to a friend of mine whose dad acquired it off of the coast guard ice breaker Northwind back in the 70's. Much respect to the Boatswain who did this work.
#oldsalt #marlinspikeseamanship #coastguard #coxcombing #oldschool #tradition

4.25" Bell rope key fob up for grabs at Legacyknotworks.com. rope is hardened and protected with a water based polyurethane to ensure a long life. $15 shipped U.S. only.
#nautical #knotwork #marlinspikeseamanship #sailorswag #navy #ropework

SOLD! My latest bell rope. 12" long, this one is covered using a grafting technique. The turks heads above and below with a royal Carrick bend around the center. The cotton lines are contrasted with hemp line. Rather than ringbolt hitching around the thimble, I chose to use a four strand crowning technique. Visit Legacyknotworks.com

#knotwork #handcrafted #ropework #home #decor #crafts #marlinspikeseamanship #bellrope #navy

Shadow box almost complete. One last sneak peek before final unveiling.
#knotwork #ropecraft #navytradition #nautical #navy #marlinspikeseamanship #shadowbox

Today's task...eye splice using old, stiff line. #makeitwork #marlinspikeseamanship #work. ETA. Line too stiff to work. Ended up doing seizing instead.

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