Knot Tying Tools for Marlinspike Work
In order to be succesful in tying some of the more complex knots one has
to have the proper tools, especially for small work. Unfortunately, these tools are very hard to come by so most knot
tyers make their own. I find that deer antler tips, which come in all sizes and can be shaped on the tip end to suit
the task, make the very best fids. Looped tools are also very important to have. Wooden fids are very easy
to make, with the best made from tight-grained hardwood. Tools are available from Batjak from time to time and they
are usually fine-tuned to the task.
Net needles and net gauges are used to make nets. A net gauge is required to maintain
proper mesh size.
I will make individual tools and tool sets to order. The tools pictured
are for 2mm to 3/8" rope. I can make tools for bigger work Net Gauges can be ordered for any size Net
mesh. Net mesh Size is twice the width of the net Gauge. All pointed tools are dangerous and can hurt
the user and damage the work. These are not intended for children