sickle (agriculture & forestry)

Tibetian sickle with wooden handle and crescentic steel blade. The sickle is right handed with the sharply waved blade tapering to a point. The blade is roughly worked with numerous hammer marks. The blade has a sharp cutting edge with a flattened outer edge. The tang of the blade is twisted and inserted into a plain wooden handle. A metal band circles the top of the handle, below this there is a wooden collar. The handle then tapers out to the butt which has two holes pierced in one edge perhaps for a supporting cord.

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