Slater's stake

identifier

ID 345
morphology
morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 91.0531 L=31cm H=24cm WT=590gr

holotype

MOT V 91.0533 L=40cm H=15cm WT=560gr

alias

slater's iron (syn.) (MILLAR: 31)
description

The slater's stake is a tool for cutting slates to size. It has a sharp straight edge at the top and a sharp point at the bottom that can be hammered into the roof boarding. The slate is placed on the sharp top and cut off with the roofer's hammer.

There are different models: round, triangular, rectangular, straight, curved. The straight models are made entirely of metal and have no handle, while the triangular models have a wooden handle. [MOT]