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Knife

From the Collection of National Wool Museum 26 Moorabool Street Geelong Victoria

Description
Wood handle with metal protruding from both the top and bottom of handle. Bottom of handle may be a 'rooster’s tale' as is common in a Farrier's knife (It is possible this knife was originally a Farrier's knife before being repurposed). Top of the knife is approximately half the size of the handle with a sharped edge which has dulled over time.
Size
245, 35, 20 (h,w,d in mm)
Object Registration
7892
Historical information
Knife used to puncture and retrieve wool samples from within bales. Knife was used by Maurice Dalton, who was foreman of the show floor at Dennys Lascelles (bow truss building) until his retirement after 34 years with the company (1941-1977).
When Made
1941-1977
Last updated
6 Nov 2019 at 4:41PM