Serving Mallet

Discussion in 'General Paracord Discussion' started by Cueball, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Cueball

    Cueball New Member

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    Do any of you knotters and riggers use a serving mallet? Here's a link that will explain 'worming' and 'serving' and pictures the tool called a serving mallet: http://www.schoonerman.com/sailingterms/serving-worming.htm.

    The tool was developed in the days of sailing ships and was used to protect ropes, sheets, and bends.
     
  2. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    I never heard of or used one before.
     

  3. HardcoreSlot

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    What in the paracord world, would you use one for?
     
  4. Cueball

    Cueball New Member

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    It's used to tighten the whipping on the ends of ropes. Sometimes I use paracord to wrap grips on walking sticks, hatchets, and other tools where loose cord is at least aggravating and can be dangerous. I preshrink all the paracord I buy, but it still stretches quite a bit in use. The serving mallet helps keep it evenly taught all along the length of the wrap.
     
  5. HardcoreSlot

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    I see... that would be usefu. hate burning my fingers trying to pull cord tight when wrapping something.
     
  6. J-Will

    J-Will ermahgerd perrkerd

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    I had never heard of it before. Looks useful though.
     
  7. 2GuysPara-Cord

    2GuysPara-Cord New Member

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    Usually if you try boiling cord it will shrink and won't expand... Might help.


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  8. MrParacord

    MrParacord Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum!