Thursday, December 17, 2009

Handmade | The Sailor's Whisk

Made out of a single piece of rope only a few inches long the sailor's whisk was the multipurpose tool on board ships.  Used for cleaning, cooking and washing with these became commonplace among sailors of all degrees of seniority.  Made in a plethora of sized using scrap rope on deck these tools have been a lost art for many years, but recently have seen a small resurgence.  Recently featured in the London's Design Museum only a few folks still make these -- specifically a gent in Suffolk, England and one in New Hampshire, U.S.A. -- the traditional way, by hand.  Most can be found online for a small fee of around $10.00 - $25.00 and can be used for just about anything.


Nicolas Lazaro said...

I've got another use; stirring your drink. I got this Japanese matcha set a couple of years ago. Matcha is green tea in powdered form and you basically just whisk it around in hot water. I'm sure you could whisk hot cocoa and other stuff too.