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Posted 4 days ago

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Irishcolle…
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This tool is my latest acquisition, picked up from another collector yesterday. It is 6.5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Just under .25 of an inch thick. The end of the blade has a widely splayed notch which was sharpened along its top edge. It seems to have had a hatchet type handle. Does anyone know what this tool was used for?

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  1. bobby725 bobby725, 4 days ago
    guessing-- a type of adze or a garden tool?
  2. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 4 days ago
    adze shape for sure, I was thinking a weed puller or if the V shape is sharp maybe to wack off a wood dowel/peg like in old barn building.
  3. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 4 days ago
    Edge is now blunt but looks like it was very sharp at one time. The tool is quite light so I presume whatever it was designed to cut was not very strong. Also, having the sharpened side on top means it would not have been possible to cut something off flush.
  4. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 3 days ago
    maybe a roofing tool? to pull nails under a shingle
  5. Irishcollector. Irishcollector., 2 days ago
    I think the notch is much to wide for pulling nails.

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