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Needle
« on: November 28, 2022, 10:44:22 AM »
This needle? Is 13 inches long with a 4 ½ inch handle. It is very well made. The handle looks like ebony. Any suggestions?
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Re: Needle
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2022, 11:16:08 AM »
Maybe a butchers trussing needle

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Re: Needle
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2022, 02:33:21 PM »
Seen similar used to stitch up livestock.   Had to use a Visegrip to hold a smaller needle, the hide is that tough.
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Re: Needle
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2022, 05:45:54 PM »
Thanks for your input. I will check this out.
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Re: Needle
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2022, 09:50:55 AM »
possibly a ham stringer?
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Re: Needle
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2022, 08:07:31 PM »
Possibly a rib stitch needle.  Fabric covered aircraft had the covering stitched to the wing and empenage ribs to keep it from peeling off in flight.