Hand Whisk Broom – Sailor’s Swab – Wholesale

$5.00$7.50

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The swabs we offer are made using one strand of manila line tied with a Matthew Walker knot, a traditional base for such swabs. The end is soaked and dried in the traditional manner to get a straight finish. Like the swabs traditional sailors made and used, this long-lasting swab isn’t just ornamental: it can be used around the home from the kitchen to the hearth, as well as in a work space or even on a boat.

This listing is for two different sizes. One size is made with 3/8-inch diameter rope. This size retails at $10.00. The other size is made with 1/2-inch diameter rope and retails at $15.00.

Dimensions of the 3/8-inch diameter swab:

– Overall length is 7 – 8 Inches.
– The length of the handle is 3 1/2 – 4 Inches.
– The length of the tail is 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 Inches.
– The Knot is about 1/2 – 3/4 Inches.
– Price is $5.00

Dimensions of the 1/2-inch diameter swab:

– Overall length is 7 – 8 Inches.
– The length of the handle is 3 – 4 Inches.
– The length of the tail is 2 – 3 Inches.
– The Knot is about 1 – 1 1/2 Inches.
– Price is $7.50

 

Each swab is made from all natural materials and is 100% biodegradable.

About the Tradition:

Rope was rarely in short supply on board historical sailing ships and sailors would make an assortment of objects from discarded line. Among these objects was the “swab”. Sailors used these rope swabs to “swab the decks” and, in smaller versions, as crumb brushes or dish brushes after meal time. They also used them to clean their clothes and personal spaces aboard the ship.

 

PROCESSING TIME:

For orders under 100 items, there is a 1-2  week processing time before your order is shipped. 100-200 item orders have a processing time of 2-3 weeks.  We can provide a custom quote for orders above 300.

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Size

3/8" Diameter, 1/2" Diameter

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