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    Posted 4 months ago

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    Found this tool the other day, and I can't identify it. Maybe someone can tell me it's use.
    Let me describe it to you. It measures 5 1/2 " X 3 ". It's made of steel or possibly wrought iron. It is hand forged, most likely by a blacksmith, because it is very nicely shaped and has no markings or mfg. stamp. Figure #3 shows the tool has a tapered section that appears not to be a screw driver, because it is sharpened and honed to an edge.
    The other side of the tool has a rounded end that appears to have been used as a peening hammer or such, while the other end has a tapered bladelike edge, sort of like a straight razor. This tool is most likely made by a talented person who is good at his or her trade.
    Photo #4 shows Katie pondering over this conundrum. Help me with this one, people.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 4 months ago
      My guess is a forming tool..possibly for jewlers...similar to this larger one..
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 4 months ago
      Katie looks so soft and fluffy!
    3. hotairfan hotairfan, 4 months ago
      Katie is really soft furred. She follows me everywhere. If I leave her while she is napping, she awakes and literally bawls until she finds me. She brings me presents of her stuffed toys and sometimes even live chipmunks.
    4. flashlarue flashlarue, 4 months ago
      Maybe a cannon Fuze tool. Sharpened point to clean out the hole for the Fuze and the blade to cut the fuze to length.
    5. Motoolz, 4 months ago
      My thought is a grafting tool. Not exactly like a grafting froe but check out the simuliarity
    6. hotairfan hotairfan, 4 months ago
      I tend to agree with Motoolz, It has a lot of similarities with a grafting tool.

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