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Amputating knife
The amputating knife is a large straight knife with a narrow elongated blade (17 to 23 cm long) that cuts on one or both sides. The width of the blade varies between 2 and 3 cm. Today, the one-piece amputating knife uses chromed steel or stainless steel. Before the 19th century the handle was often made of ebony or ivory and the blade made of steel. The cutting blade usually ends in a sharp dagger point, i.e. a point in the longitudinal axis of the blade, or in a rounded cutting end. The surgeon uses this knife to amputate part or all of limbs. The knife easily cuts through the skin, muscles and tendons. The amputating knife is usually used in conjunction with the amputating saw. [MOT]
This rice knife is an extremely light (approx. 20-60 gr) knife with which women in Indonesia harvest rice. It has a small (approx. 5-7 cm by 1-2 cm) and very light (max. 5 gr), slightly convex blade, set in a bamboo handle at the top. Transverse to the top of the handle a bamboo stick - sometimes pointed on one side - is placed, which is held in the handle; this makes the knife more comfortable in the hand. Because you have to harvest ear by ear with this knife, it is possible to select the ripe ears in the same field and leave the others standing for a while. [MOT]
Absinth spoon
Spoon made of silver-plated, tin-plated or nickel-plated metal - approx. 15 to 18 cm long - with holes used to sweeten absinthe. In the spoon - which is placed horizontally on a glass of absinthe - some sugar is placed and sprinkled with water. Another model is a spoon without holes, the handle of which is interrupted by a surface with holes. After the absinthe has been sugared, you can stir it with a spoon. [MOT]
Aerator shoe
You can aerate a small lawn while walking by using these aerator shoes. It consists of iron or plastic soles under which iron nails (approx. 5 cm) are attached. You attach the soles under your shoes. Other means to aerate the lawn are a spike or a lawn aerator (roller). [MOT]
Adjustable die
Nut bore (metal)
Apple corer
The apple corer
Apple slicer
A kitchen utensil to core an apple and divide it into wedges at the same time. The blades (8 to 14) are positioned like spokes in a wheel (approx. 10 cm in diameter), with the drill as the hub. The circular, aluminum frame has two handles. The apple slicer is placed on top of an apple and pushed down.See also the pineapple wedger. [MOT]
Apple grater
Glass or ceramic oblong (approx. 20 cm by 10 cm) dish with studs in the shape of four-sided pyramids at the bottom. You can grate an apple on it to make fruit porridge. You can also use an ordinary kitchen grater. [MOT]
Asparagus peeler
Asphalt rake
Ball cutter
Kitchen utensil with a metal hemisphere (approx. 0.5-3 cm) on one or both ends of a straight handle. With the ball cutter you can turn balls from potatoes, melon, root vegetables, butter, apples and cheese and remove cores from half apples or pears. Often it is combined with other kitchen utensils such as a butter cutter (1). It can be distinguished from the ice cream scoop and from the comedo extractor. See also the bottleopener. [MOT] (1) Eg. BRIDGE & TIBBETTS: 43.
Axe (felling)
Bale tie cutter
Hand tool to cut the tensioned twine bands that bind the pressed straw or hay bale by lightly touching it and pulling the tool towards you. The bale tie cutter consists of a triangular blade - often a cutter bar tooth - that sticks into a wooden handle. For the same purpose, other knives, foldable or not, such as the pruning knife, are used. See also the sheaf-knife. [MOT]
Ball iron (stand)/egg iron (stand)/mushroom iron
Barking iron
Baker blade
Bench hammer
Hammer of various shapes, some models of which are very similar to a joiner's hammer. The peen, which can be at right angles to or in the same direction as the stem, is wedge-shaped or has been replaced by a sphere. The tool weighs between 100 and 1300 g. The bench fitter, but also the blacksmith, the car repairer and even the joiner use the bench hammer for all kinds of work. The silversmith uses a bench hammer with a convex peen to knock the inlay metal into place in so-called parquet (1). To be distinguished from the forging hammer which is heavier. See also the whetting anvil. [MOT] (1) Technique in which molds of different metals are placed in a closely contiguous "patch pattern".
Beet topper
The leaves and heads of the sugar beet are cut off with the beet topper (1). It can be a large knife with a convex curved blade and a straight handle, such as a bread knife or a piece of the blade of a scythe with the point broken off (2). In another model, the blade is trapezoidal and the edge is straight. The beet topping hoe or the mechanical beet-cutter is also used for the same purpose. [MOT] (1) According to V.A.W.P.: 1.360, there are also tools in the form of a vegetable chopping knife for that purpose. (2) Eg. JEWELL: 15.
Bleacher's shovel
Wooden, long (approx. 2-2.15 m) gutter-shaped shovel with which the bleacher sprayed the linnen - which was spread out on the meadow - with water from the ditch. The combination of the sunlight, the grass on which the linnen was laid and the water made the gray linnen white in colour. In Germany a copper spoon which somewhat resembles the liquid manure scoop, or a watering can was used for this purpose (1). See also the mud scuppit. [MOT] (1) "Die grosse Wäsche'': 161.
Block plane
Beet loading fork
Boot hook
A sturdy metal hook (approx. 10-23 cm) with a wooden, bone or metal T-handle (sometimes a ring, see boot jack) with which to put on high boots. Sometimes a button hook and a punch were forged on the end of the T-handle (1).The boot hook is inserted into the strap that is attached to the top of the boot; then the foot is put into the boot and the boot is put on. When the boot has two straps, two boot hooks can be used.The hook may have a decorated shank or a spherical button on the end to prevent the hook from slipping out of the strap; some are foldable.A boot jack can be used to take off boots easily. [MOT](1) David Stanley Auctions. 65th international auction 28th March 2015: 11.
Blow pipe (glass blower)
The blow pipe of a glass blower is not to be confused with the blowing tube for a fireplace or the blow pipe (silversmith).
Blow pipe (silversmith)
Bottom fuller
Bread stamp
Budding knife
Brick hammer
Brick mould
Oyster fork
Small (approx. 12-13 cm long) fork with three sharp, short (approx. 2-3 cm) teeth with which one can remove oysters from their shells. The teeth are straight or slightly bent inward; usually one tooth has a cut on the outside to cut the oyster loose. The oyster fork can also be provided with a knife at the other end. [MOT]
Onion tongs
Nylon face hammer
Metal, wooden, bone, ivory or plastic knife (approx. 20-25 cm long), usually in one piece, with a flat and narrow (approx. 0.5-1 cm) blade that tapers towards the end. The edge is not sharp and the point is relatively blunt. With a paperknife you can easily cut open envelopes and books; it is inserted respectively into the fold of the cover or between two uncut leaves of a book and then cut open along the fold. Sometimes the letter opener is equipped with a pocket knife at the other end. Another paperknife model has a razor-sharp blade (approx. 3 cm) in a rectangular plastic handle, which is no thicker than 4 mm. This type of paperknife is not to be confused with the folder. [MOT]
Paper hanger's knife
Knife with a long (approx. 30 cm), spatula-shaped blade with a rectangular cut in section, attached to a straight handle. It is used to strip wallpaper glued in along the edge of the pasting table from the selvedge. For this purpose, a thin metal strip was applied to the long side of the table. See also the wallpaper knife and the paper hanger's casing knife. [MOT]
Pastry cutting wheel
Paring chisel (marquetry worker)
Paring chisel used by the marquetry and violin maker to cut the groove into which an inlay will be placed. It has a blade with a rectangular cross section that is bent at the end, which is sharpened at right angles. [MOT]
Panel plane
Paper hanger's casing knife
Paint can opener
The house painter and do-it-yourselfer use a pot opener to lift the lid of the hermetically sealed paint cans to allow air to enter and open the can. The paint pot opener is a flat metal rod (approx. 10-15 cm) with the end (approx. 1 cm) folded back and thinned for easier access under the lid. The rod then serves as a lever of the first kind. If the end is not folded over, it will be in the shape of a flat screwdriver and / or hook. Slightly shorter models are provided with a ring to put more pressure, sometimes they are combined with a can pierce or a bottleopener. [MOT]
Pancake tongs
Rare plastic U-shaped pliers (approx. 10 cm long) that can be squeezed shut. For example, a pancake can be grasped this way to be eaten. This tool can be distinguished from the strawberry huller and print tongs of a photographer. [MOT]
The penknife originally served to cut the tip of a quill pen and to scrape away ink stains from parchment or paper, like an eraser knife. It has a narrow, sharp blade measuring between 2.5 cm and 4.5 cm in length. The penknife is now usually a cutting knife, exceptionally with a replaceable blade, which is used for all kinds of purposes, including as a nail knife. A light (approx. 10 g) model, from the Christy Company, contains a blade that can be slid into the handle in four positions to determine the length of the blade. In addition to the large blade, many pocket knives also have a small sharp blade that is used as a pen knife. Not to be confused with the scalpel. [MOT]
Pasta spoon
Wooden, stainless steel or plastic spoon with long handle (approx. 25 cm) and 8-10 blunt teeth (approx. 2-3 cm) for removing spaghetti from the boiling water and draining it. Some models have an opening in the center of the spoon. The pasta spoon is placed in the pan of the freshly cooked spaghetti and turned around so that the teeth take the strings of spaghetti with them. Take it all over the pan to let it drain. See also spaghetti tongs used after draining spaghetti in a colander. [MOT]