Hay knife

This knife was used to chop hay out of the stacks.  Solid blocks of hay were cut, working down with a chopping action from the top of the stack.   The knife has a side handle attached to a long broad single-edged blade.  Some hay knives had a handle either side of the blade so both hands could be used.
Object no :
SRMA015a, SRMA015b
Collection :
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
smithy
Dimensions :
L:718mm; W:540mm; H:120mm
Materials :
wood, iron
Location :
NA
Related site :
Accession number :
WIWMS 1989.1
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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