Roach pole

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Harry H
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Roach pole

Post by Harry H » Mon May 21, 2018 9:07 pm

I've had this pole for a while it has no makers marks but does seem to have some quality about it.
The eye was shipped with copper then over whipped with silk, it also has two cleats on 2nd from top section.
The splices seem very well done and the cane good quality also, still all cleaned up and ready to start the task of rewhippping (seemed like a good idea at the time) think this might take a while.
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Re: Roach pole

Post by LuckyLuca » Mon May 21, 2018 10:24 pm

That's going to be a labour of love Harry!
As you say it does have a look of quality about it.
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Re: Roach pole

Post by Tench Dreamer » Mon May 21, 2018 10:50 pm

Sounds and looks fascinating . Wonder it's history ? What's the length? And how heavy ?

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