Timber scribe

identifier

ID 26

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V Dv 0177 L=18cm WD=2,5cm WT=150gr. Inscription: HUGO LINDER DELTA WERK SOLINGEN image triangle / leaf (plant)?.

holotype

MOT V 2002.0199 L=11,5cm WD=4cm WT=100gr
description

The timber scribe is used to mark trees to be felled by cutting a strip of bark, also to indicate - when unloading a ship - the number of beams of a raft (1).

The timber scribe has a metal blade with a U-shaped end and a wooden or horn handle of 10-15 cm. One side of the U is sharp (cf. clog maker's scribe, beam scribe, rubber tapping knife).

Some timber scribes have a foldable blade and some sort of plate to protect the hand.

See also the hoof cleaning knife. [MOT]

(1) JANSEN: 117.