Curved knife

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ID 1

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holotype

MOT V Dv X 0019 L=18,5cm WD=5cm WT=50gr. Inscription: ACIER GARANTI.
description

The curved knife of a basket maker is very similar to the pruning knife but with a fixed and usually shorter (5-8 cm) blade.

It is used just like the pruning knife

  • by the basketmaker to cut a twig (1) (see also pruning shears);
  • by the plumber and roofer to cut lead sheets (2);
  • by the saddler to cut out leather. A curved knife is also used for cutting oilcloths.

See also the linocutter and pocket knife. [MOT]

(1) A basket maker's cleaver cut in the suture of the curved knife is exceptional (BOUCARD: 81).

(2) Also called plumber's knife or lead knife (VAN HOUCKE 1901-1902: 450). It is usually a folding knife.