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    Posted 7 years ago

    Wenderella
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    This old hand tool is a mystery. From the welds and the bolt it appears to be handmade. But my thinking is that it was perhaps copied from an existing tool? The metal head is about 6.5" x 3.5" and overall length with the handle is 28". It is very old and appears to have been well used. There are not any markings or names on it. Any ideas?..Thank you in advance for your help..

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Does the blade looking thing look like it was sharpened?
    2. Wenderella Wenderella, 7 years ago
      Yes.. It is very dull now but you can see where
      It had been Sharpened at one time..w
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      OK. I think this is time to admit: I have no idea! In the back of my mind (scary place to go), I seem to remember something like this for cutting up close to walls etc. , but also very uncertain. Have I made myself clear? LOL. Maybe time to repeat:"I have no idea!".
    4. musikchoo musikchoo, 7 years ago
      I think it was made by an early inventor to cut down Bushes and Brambles and smaller thick infested unwanted upstart tree fields. Probably worked well for the person who invented it for practical use on his property. (A maybe)
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Musik, I was thinking along the same lines. Seems like I've seen them for use on larger cuttings than grass. Just didn't quite know how to express that @ the time. One must remember that I only have 2 brain cells left & they have to alternate. Hey, "brownie" bike tour of St. Maarten/St. Martin this afternoon!
    6. jacko66, 7 years ago
      its a Swedish brush hook can been seen in link below very interesting reading on the site about different types of bill/ slash hooks etc
      http://billhooks.co.uk/the-billhooks-of-northern-europe-fi-dk-no-se/the-billhooks-of-sweden-and-norway/
    7. lzenglish lzenglish, 7 years ago
      You can mark this one as solved imo, with "jacko66"'s answer. I have had one of these for a few years now, and it has "HAGLOF INC. marked on it. Also, mine has a leather cover, that is marked "Forestry Supply Company" on it. When i found mine, it was in new condition, at a yard sale, and i also did not know what it was for, but the price was right. PS. you can buy blades for it if you need too.

      Wayne
    8. lzenglish lzenglish, 7 years ago
      PS: I forgot to add the website showing your tool, so here you are:

      http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/product_pages/Products.asp?mi=17631&ItemNum=33045&shop=1&gclid=CNaIhOK_zcECFUZefgodXzoA7A

      Wayne
    9. Wenderella Wenderella, 7 years ago
      You guys are AMAZING!..you ID'd it so quickly!..Thank you so much!..Sincerely, Wendy
    10. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      jacko66, nice jobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb

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