Shedding blade

identifier

ID 832

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 94.0237 L=73cm WD=4cm WT=250gr
description

The shedding blade consists of a strip of flexible metal - sometimes made of plastic - (approx. 50 cm by 4 cm), with a handle at both ends (1). It serves to wipe off moisture from heavily sweaty horses.

See also the sweat scraper. [MOT]

(1) A discarded scythe blade was often used for this (e.g. ''Nouveau dictionnaire universel des arts et m├ętiers'': s.v. couteau).