Sheaf-knife

identifier

ID 809

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 90.0081 L=38cm WD=5cm WT=120gr

holotype

MOT V Dv 0332 L=12,5cm WD=3cm WT=110gr
description

Before threshing or before covering, the farmer or thatcher cuts loose the twine or straw that binds the sheaves with the sheaf-knife.

The blade usually consists of a piece of a scythe blade. It is therefore often slightly curved with a broad back, ending in a point. The length of the blade varies from 12 to 20 cm and is inserted into a straight handle (approx. 10-20 cm).

See also the bale tie cutter. [MOT]