Rattail file

identifier

MOT V 85.0306

morphology

craft

craft

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 85.0306 L=42cm WD=3cm WT=370gr

alias

round file (syn.) (SALAMAN 1975: 195)
description

The rat tail (1) is a cone-shaped or cylindrical file or rasp. The first is to sharpen some saws with large teeth, eg a pit saw, the second is to clean small holes or arcs. [MOT]

(1) Also ramasse (e.g. N.L.I.) to indicate the long cylindrical rasp that widened the cavity for the ramrod of the rifle