S/4709 Antique Treen Victorian Oak Strickle
An oak strickle for sharpening a scythe or sickle in the field. They covered the surface with bacon fat and then sand or gritstone. Scythes or sickles became blunt very quickly, so this was a necessary tool to be used on the spot. The whole has a dark colour and retains a patination.
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) Wide
2¼ in. (6 cm.) Deep
2¼ in. (6 cm.) High
English Circa 1880