Sappie

identifier
ID 176
morphology
craft
holotype
MOT V 84.0292 L=163cm WD=31cm D=7cm WT=4600gr
holotype

MOT V 2019.0405 L=67cm WD=27cm WT=1456gr

description

The sappie serves to rotate trunks and beams, sometimes also to pull them (cf. cant hook, ring dog).

It is a pointed, slightly curved iron of about 25-30 cm, with an eye at the end, into which a straight or curved handle of 1.10-1.40 m protrudes (weight: 2.5-5 kg).

The iron is placed on the ground, under the trunk. The user pulls on the handle, which is almost vertical. The point then sticks into the wood and the trunk rolls. When a piece is pulled, the user punches his tool into the wood, as he sometimes does with his axe, to have a grip. [MOT]

MOT V 2019.0405