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Hay knife

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This knife was used to chop hay out of the stacks.  Solid blocks of hay were cut, working down with a chopping action from the top of the stack.

 

The knife has a side handle attached to a long broad single-edged blade.  Some hay knives had a handle either side of the blade so both hands could be used.

Place of Production:
smithy
Materials/Media:
wood, iron
Dimensions:
L:718mm; W:540mm; H:120mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1989.1
Digital Number:
SRMA015a, SRMA015b
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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