Vindolanda Wood: Seam Ripper

Hold a piece of history

A unique hand crafted seam ripper made from 2,000 year old oak.

Some of the larger pieces of wood uncovered during the excavation of the deep anaerobic layers at Vindolanda are not conservable and after carefully recording these pieces they would normally be re-used as part of the backfill of the site.

Now local craftsman David Wayper has been able to created a bespoke range of Vindolanda souvenirs which are made using some of this 2,000 year old oak.  All the proceeds from the sale of these items goes directly back to supporting the ongoing excavation programme.

Due to the nature of the wood used every item is unique and colour may vary slightly depending on the size and condition of the original piece of wood.  Each seam ripper has the signature engraving of V in the design.

This seam ripper tool comes with changeable heads and a useful chain so you don't loose it while you work.