The Rum Journals

Rum Barrel

Ahoy Thar Mateys!

Simply put I LOVE Rum as do all scourging Pirates, yet I know nothing about this great Neptunian elixir. So I decided to start this blog and learn as I go, and take me crew along for the journey. So all aboard the Rum Ship as we sail through both dark and light Rummy waters both thick and thin. If you have any fascinating history, tips, recipes I’d love to hear about them and try them out.

How To Make Rope Stropped Blocks

Making Rope Stropped Blocks

Mortised Rope Stropped Block

Have you ever secretly yearned for some of the pictuesque gear of the old squareriggers, deadeyes and lanyards, tarred hemp and canvas buckets, salt horse casks and handy billies?

Have you ever tossed in your bunk on a windy night, cussing away as the noisy deck block clattered and banged away just above your ear?

If so, you need some rope stropped blocks. There was a time when all blocks were rope stropped. They were made in endless variety, each designed for a specific job, tested and proved through the years by hard usage. They were handmade by men who were masters and took pride in their craft.

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