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Tools and Hardware5882 of 9049Is this some kind of Awl? 13 -1/8" Overall Length, Animal Horn Handle, 6 sided spike (blade) with sharp point, 3/8" across flatWhat is it.     Bought this old tool at a garage sale. The person that sold it to me said it was a wheat shocking tool.
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    Posted 7 years ago

    scratch
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    I don't know what this is. Looks like might be a straight razor made into a knife. This was my fathers, he would be 117 years old.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Does the blade semi-lock at diff. angles? Kind of looks like a ratchet knife.
    2. scratch, 7 years ago
      Yes. Little notches to set at different angles.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      A ratchet knife then! The are used mainly for peeling soft skinned fruit. You use a few fingers to keep the blade at the right angle you want & easy to change it as the contour of the fruit changes. This looks like a really nice old one.
    4. scratch, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your input. I couldn't find a picture or description of the knife. I wondered where it's from and it's when it was made , what it's worth? Not that I would sell it. Give it to my children, nostalgia.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      They are/were usually marketed from the UK but probably made in places like India. They just seemed to disappear from the markets in Jamaica by the late 70's. Since the were a fruit peeling knife, they were usually ignored by the police but were often used for offensive/defensive. Yours is a very early one. Guess being, pre 1960's. If you throw it out, - - throw it my way.

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