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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.

Sold 16 in. (42.5 cm.) Wide
2 in. (6 cm.) Deep
2 in. (6 cm.) High
English Circa 1880