Some blades, such as the first two, are made with a rounded point to cut the bark without the knife entering the wood underneath. The middle two knives are made with the edge of the knife carrying to a point and are used for ordinary purposes. The last knife has a piece of ivory inserted for opening the bark.

Budding Knives

Some blades, such as the first two, are made with a rounded point to cut the bark without the knife…

One very useful knife has a long blade with a cutting edge on one side, and a handle at each end, placed a a right angle with the blade. Such a two-handled knife is called a draw knife, because it is used with both hands and is pulled or drawn forward in making a cut with a blade.

Draw Knife (Colonial Tool)

One very useful knife has a long blade with a cutting edge on one side, and a handle at each end, placed…

"Fig. 6- scissors, knives, and forceps, 1/2 natural size." Elliot Coues, 1994 These items may be used to seize and draw out a membrane or embryo from the egg.

Scissors, Knives, and Forceps Used for Egg Blowing

"Fig. 6- scissors, knives, and forceps, 1/2 natural size." Elliot Coues, 1994 These items may be used…

Some knives have the handle placed at a right angle with the blade. The farmer in cutting hay from the haymow in his bard uses a large knife with such a right angle handle and calls it a hay-knife.

Hay Knife

Some knives have the handle placed at a right angle with the blade. The farmer in cutting hay from the…

Instruments for cutting and of different varieties.

Knives

Instruments for cutting and of different varieties.

An illustration of two curd knives.

Curd Knives

An illustration of two curd knives.

An illustration of two swords crossed.

Swords Crossed

An illustration of two swords crossed.