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    Posted 8 years ago

    myelcamino80
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    dug it up in upstate ny not sure what it is and i really like finding old stuff but this has me stumped

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 8 years ago
      looks like a home-made machete w/ a stamp to me. the stamp looks like it has some age to it.
    2. Kydur Kydur, 8 years ago
      Depending on the size of it (and based on the scale of what looks to be a computer keyboard to the left) I'd say it was a butcher's knife: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butcher_knife
    3. BeautifulOrUseful, 8 years ago
      It looks like a butcher knife that was used as a froe (to split wood,) given the deformation on the back of the blade--looks like it has been beat on a lot. Most froes have a wooden handle that is perpendicular to the long axis of the blade, but here is a link to a modern froe with a handle in-line (parallel) to the long axis of the blade: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/mikichiku/item/1393661/
    4. likeoldstuff, 7 years ago
      Looks like a corn knife. Maybe tobacco knife. Probably from the 30's-40's.

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