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Surely the spike on the knife would have been rather large an inefficient to use as a sewing awl. But I can see it would be very efficient as a "scratching awl" ie to lightly scratch out the pattern that was to be cut. What think you?
 
Surely the spike on the knife would have been rather large an inefficient to use as a sewing awl. But I can see it would be very efficient as a "scratching awl" ie to lightly scratch out the pattern that was to be cut. What think you?
 
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*Possible, but it would seem an inefficient way to do it. If it broke you would need another awl anyway. I'm not sure.--[[User:User 144|User 144]] 21:51, 16 March 2007 (EST)
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*I assume you mean it would be inefficient to use such a large implement as a scratching awl, rather than using a scratching awl would be inefficient? (because the later does seem to be doccumentable)
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I suppose it could just be for poking much larger holes when you need them. I also see pictures of thes knives stored by poking the point into the wooden bench or stool. This implys a realtively blunt edge (on the spike) to be.
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Marc Carlson's site ([[http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/RESEARCH/GLOSSARY/bdeft.htm see under trenket]] - apparently probably the name for this object) has no no comments on the use of the spike
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[[User:Tiff|Tiff]] 15:15, 20 March 2007 (EST)
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**I was thinking it would be rather cumbersome to use and if it broke it would be a waste of metal to replace the whole knife when a small tool would be easier, but I do see your point. I updated the article with the new names (nice find, Tiff). The first example from the museum of London is almost exactly the same as my modern half moon knife.--[[User:User 144|User 144]] 19:48, 20 March 2007 (EST)

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Surely the spike on the knife would have been rather large an inefficient to use as a sewing awl. But I can see it would be very efficient as a "scratching awl" ie to lightly scratch out the pattern that was to be cut. What think you? Tiff

  • Possible, but it would seem an inefficient way to do it. If it broke you would need another awl anyway. I'm not sure.--User 144 21:51, 16 March 2007 (EST)
  • I assume you mean it would be inefficient to use such a large implement as a scratching awl, rather than using a scratching awl would be inefficient? (because the later does seem to be doccumentable)

I suppose it could just be for poking much larger holes when you need them. I also see pictures of thes knives stored by poking the point into the wooden bench or stool. This implys a realtively blunt edge (on the spike) to be. Marc Carlson's site ([see under trenket] - apparently probably the name for this object) has no no comments on the use of the spike Tiff 15:15, 20 March 2007 (EST)

    • I was thinking it would be rather cumbersome to use and if it broke it would be a waste of metal to replace the whole knife when a small tool would be easier, but I do see your point. I updated the article with the new names (nice find, Tiff). The first example from the museum of London is almost exactly the same as my modern half moon knife.--User 144 19:48, 20 March 2007 (EST)