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Old 2nd July 2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Another WTF knife for your consideration.

Anyone ever seen anything like this?
I think it must be some variation of reed knife or bailing knife but I've never seen one remotely like it before!

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Old 2nd July 2008, 11:38 PM   #2
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looks like a hay knife, used for cutting portions of hay out of a hay stack.
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looks like a hay knife, used for cutting portions of hay out of a hay stack.


Thats what I thought, a hay/bailing knife, but its so big and different from the ones I've seen before.........
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thatchers also use a large knife, usually set into a longish wood handle, for trimming the eaves, but not seen one with the right angled handle. have seen descriptions of hay knives with the right angles handle tho. they can be quite large, here's a photo of a serrated one i found with google.



even found the ad for it:



it's 36 inches long by the way....

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thatchers also use a large knife, usually set into a longish wood handle, for trimming the eaves, but not seen one with the right angled handle. have seen descriptions of hay knives with the right angles handle tho. they can be quite large, here's a photo of a serrated one i found with google.



even found the ad for it:



it's 36 inches long by the way....


Thanks mate.
I think it must be some variation on these. The one you show is the type that usually turns up, the wide saw teeth etc, they must have made a lot of them. The weird thing with mine is the blade wouldn't be very good for cutting straw. Straw's cuttable if its tightly packed, but it's better sawn.
I've thought of thatching, but I did a bit of thatching (in an earlier incarnation) and I really cant see this being of much use, or of anyone wanting to cart it up onto a roof.
It weighs around 2750g. To be honest a razor sharp bill hook is a lot more use for cutting thatch.

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i've seen a few hay knives in the antique stores near here, mostly not toothed, probably why they called the toothed one 'lightning' and 'excels all others'




i'm not into these, wouldn't make a very good military weapon, tho i'm sure a sharp one would be better than nothing, bit heavy to carry in your pack or on a belt.
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i've seen a few hay knives in the antique stores near here, mostly not toothed, probably why they called the toothed one 'lightning' and 'excels all others'




i'm not into these, wouldn't make a very good military weapon, tho i'm sure a sharp one would be better than nothing, bit heavy to carry in your pack or on a belt.


LOL, I think it kinda looks like something from a slasher movie!
Thanks Mate, I think it must be a blacksmith made version of this type of tool.
I just need to find a collector of them who has some excess weapons to swap!
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