The reaping hook is used in combination with a flemish scythe. It serves to keep the stalks together during the work and to gather the chopped grain into a sheaf.
The reaping hook has a curved or straight pointed iron hook (approx. 15-30 cm) that is attached at right angles to a straight wooden handle (approx. 80-100 cm). A slot is usually provided about 10 cm from the end of the handle to insert the blade of the flemish scythe through so that it can be carried over the shoulder. [MOT]