Posted 10 months ago
I'd be grateful for any help in identifying a tool I've inherited.
This pocket knife was my dad's; he was a dairy farmer for many years. The knife has two odd attachments aside from the standard blade. The spike is solid steel, round with a slight curve, and 3 inches long. The lobster-claw like attachment was sharpened on both sides of the upper, curving 'finger' of the claw. It is 2 1/2 inches long.
There are no manufacturers markings on the knife. It may have been made for vegetable farming/harvesting/processing, as it may have been given to my father by his father-in-law, my grandfather, who had a small potato and vegetable farm in Sarnia, Ontario. The tool may have come from the Netherlands.
I'll be glad for any help you can provide.