Hello. I came across this piece in a relative’s belongings. Salvaged from a beach in eastern Canada I believe. Can anyone indentify it? Thanks.
The top of the item could have been the wasted handle of a serving maul used for rope work.
Thanks for that. That’s a new term for me. I’ll see where it leads.
That is the remains of a SERVING MALLET use to serve tarred hemp twine around standing wire rigging. The handle was much longer.
Standing wire rigging is: Wormed, parceled, and served for preservation.
Wormed: tarred hemp twine between the wire strands
Parceled: canvas strips wrapped around the wire.
Served: tarred twine wrapped over the parceling.
Many thanks for this information. Is it too small a piece to estimate age or origin?
I have no idea as to age.
I recognized that page immediately, and probably havent had that book out in 30 years.