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Offline Plumber

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Other cutting tools
« on: July 19, 2020, 08:38:52 PM »
Where can I post pictures of tools that are not knives, or axes?
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 10:22:36 PM »
  Other Outdoor Gear for tools. 
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 07:03:50 AM »
  Other Outdoor Gear for tools.

Under "Other Outdoor Gear for Tools"
          "If it doesn't have a sharp cutting edge" 

What I have, has a sharp cutting edge. It belonged to my Great Uncle, and he used it to cut raspberry canes. I would like to know if that was it's intended purpose.
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 01:02:41 PM »
This seems like a good enough thread to do it.

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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 02:21:48 PM »
Post a photo.  This thread is fine as Crash notes.

 
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 01:49:07 PM »
This tool belonged to my Grandma's older brother, Joe. I know what he used it for, but maybe it has another purpose. The handle is 14.5".

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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 04:39:08 PM »
Appears to be a short handled scythe so it could be used for lots of agricultural cutting and harvesting.
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2020, 05:54:10 AM »
Appears to be a short handled scythe so it could be used for lots of agricultural cutting and harvesting.

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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 12:18:16 PM »
I posted it on another site, and found it. It's a True Temper Featherweight Grass Trimmer. My Great Uncle Joe used it to cut old raspberry canes.


There is still a little red paint on the handle.
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2020, 06:40:35 PM »
Glad you found that ad.  It is a neat looking tool and probably pretty useful if you get the hang
 of it.
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2020, 03:00:40 PM »
One handed tools like that are sickles.
Scythes are two handed.   

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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2020, 08:43:15 PM »
If you go by blade shape it is a Scythe as it is 90 degrees to the handle.  The blade of a traditional sickle is curved.

You are right that a sickle is a one handed tool and a Scythe is a two handed tool.
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2020, 08:55:57 PM »
And they are ALL a pain in the a$$!! :doh: :lol:
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Re: Other cutting tools
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 05:43:31 AM »
I remember seeing an artists depiction of people supposedly harvesting wild wheat at the dawn of agriculture.  They were using an animal jawbone, with flint flakes lining the inside of the bone, as a sickle. That must have been a slow process.  The woman depicted was smiling happily as she harvested the wheat...

The internet provides other examples of that type of sickle using antler, wood, etc...


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