Long-handled halfmoon billhook

identifier
ID 65
morphology
craft
craft
craft
holotype
MOT V 84.0473 L= 32,5cm WD=15,7cm D=4cm WT=770gr
holotype
MOT V Dv 0693 L=40cm WD=8cm WT=700gr. Inscription: 42 TALABOT SAUT DU TARN CREUSET GARANTI image deer.
holotype
MOT V Dv 0694 L=38cm WD=11,5cm WT=750gr
holotype
MOT V Dv 0919 L=49cm WD=23cm WT=1140gr. Inscription: illegible.
holotype
MOT V Dv 0920 L=59cm WD=20cm WT=1400gr. Inscription: illegible.
description

Billhook attached to a 1-2 m long handle. The cut is usually curved or hooked.

The long-handled billhook is used to chop off blackberries, nettles and thorny bushes, and to trim trees along roads and streams, among other things. Some are called halfmoon, because off their specific shape. [MOT]