Small anvil for the whetting (sharpening) of scythe or flemish scythe.
The whetting anvil is an iron pin tapering downwards, with a flat square steel head (approx. 3-5 cm). Sometimes the head is also wedge-shaped or both shapes are combined. Approximately in the center of the pin is an opening through which an iron or wooden cross pin protrudes to prevent the whetting anvil from being driven too deep into the ground during the bristle. In our regions, the mower sits on the ground, with the whetting anvil between the legs. The scythe is placed on the anvil and hit with a hammer. With a whetting hammer on the flat-headed hair shovel, with a bench hammer on the wedge-headed hair shovel. [MOT