Posted 4 years ago
Hello fellow collectors!!
With the Burley tobacco cutting season in full swing here in Kentucky, I thought I'd post my antique set of tobacco cutting tomahawk knife and spear set.
My family has many of these and this just happens to be my set. They've been used to cut Burley tobacco for many generations of the Thompson family. This set has cut a lot of tobacco in it's life. Lots of tobacco gum still embedded into the hickory wood handle.
They once belonged to my Great Grandfather Thompson and have been passed on down to my Grandfather Thompson, then to my Father and on to my brothers and I. I hope to pass this set along to my sons one day.
Our family stopped growing tobacco back in the 1980's after the US government placed heavy regulations on it and began buying out tobacco bases from farmers to keep them from growing it any longer. There is still a lot of tobacco grown in Kentucky, but the crops that are grown are grown under contract with tobacco companies and not the open market like it used to be in the good ole days.
Thanks for stopping to have a look!!!