Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Bone & leather tool ?

In Tools and Hardware > Show & Tell.
Tools and Hardware8958 of 9110Knife... Post WWII Donut Machine and Display
1
Love it
1
Like it

tom61375tom61375 loves this.
tfaulk13tfaulk13 likes this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 11 years ago

    Vontrike
    (107 items)

    This is a piece I got at a estate sale. I believe it is made of bone. It is a little over 4 inch's long with a width at the widest point being a 1/2 inch. The point as well as all sides are rounded off. The leather strap is 3/4 inch wide and your finger can slide into it. There are no other holes aside from the two where the strap passes through. Any help to it's use would be great. Thanks.

    Mystery Solved
    logo
    Tools and Hardware
    See all
    Antique Cabinet Furniture Key Hollow Barrel Skeleton Key
    Antique Cabinet Furniture Key Hollo...
    $8
    Vintage Civil War Cap & Ball Pistol Bronze Door Knocker, NO RESERVE
    Vintage Civil War Cap & Ball Pistol...
    $154
    OLD Stanley Bedrock Bed Rock No. 604 Hand Plane Tool
    OLD Stanley Bedrock Bed Rock No. 60...
    $70
    Antique Vintage Stanley Bedrock 604 Carpenters  Wood Plane with Aluminum Handle
    Antique Vintage Stanley Bedrock 604...
    $51
    logo
    Antique Cabinet Furniture Key Hollow Barrel Skeleton Key
    Antique Cabinet Furniture Key Hollo...
    $8
    See all

    Comments

    1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 11 years ago
      I am no expert but I have seen native american artifacts like this used to scrape and clean hides. It's too small to be a weapon.
    2. jsw14 jsw14, 11 years ago
      Vontrike, I would check out artifacts from Eskimo's. As they are known for their Bone carving tools.... Hope this helps....
    3. Vontrike Vontrike, 11 years ago
      Thanks, I appreciate any leads. I just found this site and hope to learn a lot from everyone here.
    4. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 11 years ago
      http://blog.oldrelics.com/2008/10/28/hafted-hide-scrapers.aspx

      Not saying that's what it is, but it would work.
    5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 11 years ago
      I am aware it has a blade attached to it. When I was in school for Native American Studies we saw several of these, with and without the blades attached.
    6. Vontrike Vontrike, 11 years ago
      Whalebone sewing tool is what it is. Thanks
    7. Linda Slayden, 11 years ago
      it is a corn husker. used to husk corn.
    8. BIGMIKE, 11 years ago
      I think it is a tool used for sewing and repairing fishing nets.
    9. tfaulk13, 11 years ago
      Yes, it is for repairing fishing nets. Also for repairing the netting in crab and lobster pots. They are still used to this day by modern fishermen, not just native eskimos.
    10. James James, 11 years ago
      It is either a FID or a corn husking tool http://www.earthlypursuits.com/Vegetables/CornCulture1918-3a.htm
      The above page has one that looks a lot like yours.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.