referred to it as a chopper and stated in his email that "the blade is sharp"
and that it weighs about four pounds. So I was thinking that most of it was made
Hand tool, so whatever is to be cut would be fairly soft. A few pics of peat
cutting tools, looks somewhat similar
The short handle suggests an entrenching tool. The blade looks about 3"
wide, which would be good for chopping into tough soil. The long blade
would make it good for shaping a trench or foxhole. The best technique
may have been to use another implement to throw the soil out of the hole.
I think it looks like a chisel, for cleaning up framing lumber... post
and beam type... Like a slick... A slick is used by using your weight...
This looks large, but could also be used for cleaning up lumber for a
log home... or the notches.
I believe it is a slick as you say. I was barking up the wrong tree.
If it had been an entrenching tool, it would not have been used like a
spade. For one thing, the handle is only 14". The US Model 1880
entrenching tool is somewhat similar, but it's pointed and the handle is
2857 Hmmm... I clearly don't know what this is, but... The precision
available from the globe, settings and indications are clearly
inadequate for weapons targeting or navigation. I'll guess that this is
On 5/2/2013 4:06 AM, Rob H. wrote:
2857, Russian pilot's guidance system?
2858, no clue. Maybe stores a written message for the next shift?
2859, mechanical press of some kind (to mention the obvious).
2860, some kind of canoe paddle. Or, maybe blocks a sluice channel for
some kind of drainage system.
2861, from the rust and paint, probably from some kind of construction
2862, this is a nutty SWAG, but maybe it's a fisherman's earth worm
shocker. The round thing inside is a wet cell.
Thanks for the tile cutter update. Interesting to learn more.
Christopher A. Young
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