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Old 21st May 2021, 04:25 PM   #1
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These were recently sold in the UK for a good price. Described as the steel being 14.5cms long, so quite small.
Anyone know what they are?
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Old 25th May 2021, 06:12 AM   #2
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A guess completely......a tool to remove stones etc from horses hooves???
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Old 25th May 2021, 05:23 PM   #3
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Another guess would be a leather working tool for saddles?
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Old 26th May 2021, 09:18 PM   #4
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14,5cm overall or just the tip ?

look like a twisted ( Why ???)
Yanone japanese arrow head ( if small )
or a yari spear head ( medium size ...)

Just a guess...
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Old 29th May 2021, 06:28 AM   #5
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Richard ???

have you other pictures ?
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Old 29th May 2021, 06:46 AM   #6
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African strigils (sweat scrapers).
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Old 31st May 2021, 01:39 PM   #7
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Thank you Colin, also Khanjar, Francantolin and Will,
I have no other photo's, these were taken from an auctionner's web site.
It is surprising how much value knowing what something is, adds to the object. I would have guessed African, and being small, some sort of cosmetic accessory is always a possibility. I bid on them but did not go too far in case they turned out to be spatulas for turning sausages on barbecues, very common in Brasil, or something equally risible.
Thank you again.
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