Shop: Tools & Materials

Here you can find a small selection of tools and materials I can offer for sale. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or would like a quote for shipping (excludes rope) 

knotty dot bear at gmail dot com

General Tools.

Hitching Needles.
The best tool for needle hitching, whether covering, beckets, bell ropes, needle cases, bottles and anything else you might like to hitch over.
3", 4", 5", 6" & 8" lengths. supplied as a 5 piece set only. £8.00 

Net Making Tools.

Norwegian Netting Needles.
My Personal favorite, made from super durable Acetal (POM).
Sizes available, all sizes are in mm.

6.5 x 130.  each £2.65
8.5 x 130.  each £3.25
10 x 200.  each £3.40
12 x 200.  each £3.65
14 x 200.  each £3.95
16 x 240.  each £4.35
18 x 250.  each £4.45
20 x 250.  each £5.65

Other sizes available, information shortly.

Standard plastic netting needles.
 Great for general use, with a full length tine which stops the needle unwinding if you happen to drop it, this is the only standard needle I have found that has this feature! 
6" £1.00
8" £1.40
10" £1.80


Splicing Tools.

5 piece, Stainless Steel Selma Splicing fid set. 
Ideal for splicing 3 and 4 strand ropes, Octoplait rope and double braid /tubular ropes. pictorial instructions included and supplied in a durable plastic tube £40.00

FSE, Robline, Plastic splicing needle set.
With wooden handled pusher full instructions for several splices, 
supplied in a plastic wallet. £15.00


 Canvas Working Tools.

Sailmakers Needles.
Genuine, William Smith & Son, best quality Sailmakers  needles, sold as a set of 7 needles only.  
sizes 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 & 12 supplied in each set. £7.00

Small seam ripper. for use in light cloth. £1.00
Large seam ripper. for use in heavyweight cloth £2.00
Small wooden handled awl. for making holes in tough fabrics or leather. £2.00


Standard 31 gram Beeswax block. £1.00
Highest quality professional Sailmakers Beeswax cake. £3.50


Stainless Steel GripFids.
Now available via my Etsy Store
Please Note: I have no stock of GripFids at the moment sorry!
I have not had the time to make more and they go pretty much as soon as I make them, please keep checking back for an update on stock.
 A must have tool for Ply-Split Braiding, and ideal for all other decorative knot work.
6, 8 & 10mm diameters, with 25, 30 & 35mm Maple wood ball handles. can be supplied with a pineapple knot handle covering at extra cost.
6mm- naked handle £15.00, with dressed handle £25.00
8mm- naked handle £17.50, with dressed handle £30.00
10mm- naked handle £20.00, with dressed handle £35.00


More Items (and there are a lot of them!) are to follow as time allows. 

Thank you for looking.

Take care,
Barry ;-)