De edge of the blade was either straight or curved, most were curved; The angle of the blade also varied depending whether hard or softer wood was to be cut, a thinner blade was required for the hardest woods.A typical size would be a 1.4" (3.5cm) thick blade, a blade height of 4.1" (10.5cm) and a blade length of 7.4" (19cm).
Apeak: When an object such as an anchor or an oar is in a vertical position (straight-up). A curved timber fixed behind the lower part of the stem, immediately above the foremost end of the keel. It consisted of a dial, showing degrees, with an arm (alidade) pivoting through the centre.For an alphabetical listing, select Alphabetical Search. Aberdeen Bow: A type of sharp bow developed in the 19th century which led to better performance and speed. Pointing the mouse over a Display Image label will display the illustrations.Bark: A vessel square-rigged on all but the aftermost mast, which is fore-and-aft rigged. Most were three-masted, some were four- or five-masted vessels.Before the mid 18th century the term Barque or Bark was often used for any three-masted vessel not fitting any other accepted nomenclature or category.