One unique piece What is it????

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One unique piece What is it????

Post by raincrowe » Sat May 14, 2022 5:03 am

I know this is a little off the beaten path but here is a piece that I have owned since I was young....
It had been lost for a while but recently I discovered it again I asked several people about it...but no one could tell me what it was used for!!
I have look on the internet but found nothing I hope someone can enlighten me!!
The piece is extremely well made etched on one side and smooth on the other pointed on each end and about 9 inches long
Not sure what material it's made from... handmade or machine-made what function it was used for
Need help with this one
Thanks in advance ::tu::
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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by herbva » Sat May 14, 2022 10:46 am

Just a wild guess - something to do with knitting, maybe? ::hmm::
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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by btrwtr » Sat May 14, 2022 12:08 pm

A believe it is a natural sharpening stone for scythes and sickles. I remember seeing similar pieces on my grandparents farm.
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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by Beavertail » Sat May 14, 2022 12:28 pm

btrwtr wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 12:08 pm
A believe it is a natural sharpening stone for scythes and sickles. I remember seeing similar pieces on my grandparents farm.
Yep, I believe that's what it is.
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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by marinaio61 » Sat May 14, 2022 2:31 pm

I don't think it has anything to do with sharpening. Based on the material appearance (some form of fiber), size and shape I think it's for turning stitched points like collars during clothing manufacture.

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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by doglegg » Sat May 14, 2022 5:37 pm

I've seen pieces like that used around a loom.

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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by btrwtr » Sat May 14, 2022 6:54 pm

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by marinaio61 » Sat May 14, 2022 9:24 pm

Well btrwtr those are pretty compelling images. If that is a sythe stone it's the most fine grit I've ever seen.

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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by btrwtr » Sun May 15, 2022 2:33 am

marinaio61 wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 9:24 pm
Well btrwtr those are pretty compelling images. If that is a sythe stone it's the most fine grit I've ever seen.
I believe it is not a coarse furnace made stone but a natural stone which would explain the fine grain.
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Re: One unique piece What is it????

Post by raincrowe » Sun May 15, 2022 12:48 pm

Wow...Thanks for all the information...The piece seems to have the shape of the sharping stones...Could the material be made from slate?
What is the purpose of the intricate diamond etching on the one side?
If you look at the pattern thru the loop it's small and precise!!

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