Help me to idetify this hand tool

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Old 05-10-09, 10:23 PM
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Help me to idetify this hand tool

I'm guessing a punch or awl of some kind. Can anyone offer some insight as to what it is?
 
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Old 05-11-09, 04:59 AM
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Looks to be a fid. It is a tool in rope modification, such as making loops, etc. Is one end hollow?
 
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Old 05-13-09, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for the reply. It's not hollow. It's a solid piece of steel.
 
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Old 05-14-09, 06:05 AM
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looks to me like a shop made drift pin for lining holes up
 
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Old 05-15-09, 05:34 AM
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I do believe Mango has it nailed.....or lined up, whichever.
 
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Old 05-15-09, 06:17 AM
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Wow, nice work, Mango man! Pretty astute to notice that it is likely homemade as well!

A search of google images turns up quite a few results that call it a barrel-type drift pin.

 
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Old 05-16-09, 06:05 PM
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Thumbs up so THAT'S it!

About my first post, I had forgotten to mention that there are no manufacturer marks. The left (big end) is 7/8 " diameter. The right (little end) is 1/2 " diameter.

I'd picked it up at a flea market on a hunch. Having never did metal work, I did not know. Thanks guys! Especially to Mango_man!

 

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