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Full Nelson Traditional British Navy Rope Dog Lead

Historically Speaking, There Isn't A Dog Lead With More Pedigree Behind It


Created exclusively for us at the last remaining British Royal Navy Dockyard, this excellent rope dog lead is a fitting testament to British naval supremacy during the Age of Sail.

The mighty British Empire relied upon generations of expert ropemasters to supply this vital commodity. Rope had to be of the highest quality and tied by men who’s lives depended on the reliability of their craft.

Throughout the 19th century, a British Royal Navy First Rate Ship-Of-The-Line required over 30 miles of rope for steering, gunnery, and virtually all aspects of life at sea.

Our sturdy Full Nelson dog lead (definitely suited to larger hounds) uses 14mm natural hemp sailing rope produced on the Victorian ropewalk still used at the beautifully preserved historic Chatham docks.

Over 400 years of naval rope-working heritage has gone into our Nelson range of hemp dog leads. These traditional navy rope dog leads are finished by hand without clamps, glue or stapling – relying upon the tier’s skill to ensure it holds steady and true.

We are immensely proud to offer you this enduring example of authentic British craftsmanship, helping to keep alive a tradition that helped build an Empire. If you’re looking for a great conversation piece, this is it!

Distinctive red whipping provides a nice contrast colour to the natural fibre. Total length is 140cm. Solid brass clip and O-ring in the handle. HOUNDWORTHY red leather logo tag.

Best suited to larger hounds. For smaller dogs consider the Half Nelson dog lead instead.

Made in England.

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  • FREE DELIVERY on this item
  • 14mm Natural Hemp Rope
  • Waxed hemp whipping
  • Solid brass hardware
  • No clips, rivets, staples or glue
  • Made in England

Size & Fit

Length 130cm (310g)
14mm natural hemp rope

Delivery Info

Standard Small (3-5 days) FREE
Standard Regular (3-5 days) FREE

Weekday Express (1-2 days) £3.99
Weekend Express (Saturday delivery) £9.99

EU Standard (5-10 days) £7.99
EU Tracked (5-10 days) £9.99
WORLD Standard (10-14 days) £9.99
WORLD Tracked (10-14 days) £11.99

Order must be received by 12pm (GMT) for these delivery times to apply

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