The hackle comb range are all produced here in Lincolnshire in our workshop. Each set are individually handmade and made of Oak wood.
Each comb is made with tines of 3mm precision angle ground points hardened and tempered stainless steel. After grinding each tine, by hand, they are then polished to ensure a good snag free finish. The head block is angled to give a good strike action swing into the fibre and helps prevent meshing of the heads as they naturally move away from each other. . Each head has 13 tines, which are 7cm long, 3mm thick , stainless steel and Oak.
Our hackle combs are made of steel to produce a row of bedded sharp, long tempered polished tines at even intervals. The combs are used in pairs to dehair fleece, straiten the locks, detangle fleece in fibre preparation, ready to spin. They can also be used to blend different colours of fleece.
English: A heckling comb, hackling comb, hatchel or hackle is a tool with sharp metal teeth used to clean and straighten flax or other animal fibres.