Belaying Pins

Many people know belaying pins from nautical books or pirate novels. Wooden belay pins are always at hand on sailing ships, so they are often misused as improvised weapons or as means of discipline, especially for the shanghaiing of additional crew members. Nowadays, belaying pins are mainly used on traditional sailing vessels and square-rigged tall ships. Onboard these ships, belaying pins are used for attaching the lines of the running rigging, such as halyards, stretchers and sheets. The upper part of the cylindrical pinstick is rounded at the head and …. Read more
Many people know belaying pins from nautical books or pirate novels. Wooden belay pins are always at hand on sailing ships, so they are often misused as improvised weapons or as means of... read more »
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Belaying Pins
Many people know belaying pins from nautical books or pirate novels. Wooden belay pins are always at hand on sailing ships, so they are often misused as improvised weapons or as means of discipline, especially for the shanghaiing of additional crew members. Nowadays, belaying pins are mainly used on traditional sailing vessels and square-rigged tall ships. Onboard these ships, belaying pins are used for attaching the lines of the running rigging, such as halyards, stretchers and sheets. The upper part of the cylindrical pinstick is rounded at the head and ….

… slightly thicker than the lower part. The diameter of the lower part corresponds to the opening of the pinrail, in which the pin is inserted. Belaying pins were originally made of solid wood such as ash. Since the 1830s they have also been made of malleable cast iron, brass or bronze.

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1250_01 Ashwood belay pin
Classic wooden belaying pin from ash wood. Cleanly turned pin in traditional form. Untreated.
from €19.01
Art.-Nr.: 1250...
1811_01 Brass belay pin
Classic brass belaying pin. Functional piece, but also a piece of art for the pin rail of any classic boat: Brass belaying pin, cleanly turned. Polished head . The middle sized pin (190mm) comes from the English firm Davey & Company from...
from €15.11
Art.-Nr.: 1811...
1811_02 Bronze belay pin DAVEY 1634
The classic belaying pin for belaying, but also a piece of art for the pin rail of any classic boat: Strong bronze belaying pin, cleanly turned, with hand-polished head.
from €58.39
Art.-Nr.: 1811...
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… slightly thicker than the lower part. The diameter of the lower part corresponds to the opening of the pinrail, in which the pin is inserted. Belaying pins were originally made of solid wood such as ash. Since the 1830s they have also been made of malleable cast iron, brass or bronze.