This very useful tool is basically a hand operated sewing machine, and is suitable for most for most fabrics and leather. It is supplied with a bobbin of waxed thread, one bent needle and one straight one plus full instructions.
Selma Fids (Needle) are made from highly polished stainless steel. This is a Norwegian product and patented world wide. Selma Fids (Needle) are on offer in sets of five. The set is covering the following lines and ropes: Hollow braided lines - 3.5 mm (1/8 in.) dia. For heavy ropes there is a large Fid made in nickel plated brass. This can be used on the following ropes: Hollow braided lines up 20 mm (3/4 in.) Double braid line (Samson) up to 32 mm (I 1/4 in.). Three stranded ropes up to 36 mm (1 1/2 in.).