Scythe ID?

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Daniel Murphy, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Daniel Murphy

    Daniel Murphy

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    Jan 30, 2018
    I found this a couple weeks back Behind my house, I put a wire brush and sharpened it and I’ve been using it ever since for weeds andsmall things, but I tried researching about it and can’t come up withanything.
    https://postimg.org/gallery/300zer5na/
     
  2. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    You were terminologically correct the first time--a scythe is the two-handed tool. This is a sickle/grass hook/reaping hook. :)
     
  3. Daniel Murphy

    Daniel Murphy

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Ohhh didn’t know haha
     
  4. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
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  5. stevewest

    stevewest

    Nov 25, 2006
    Steve, you're amazing!!
     
  6. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    I have a billhook from that company, and the partial stamp "rang a bell".
     
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  7. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    I have a riveted scythe blade by them but the partial stamp wasn't jogging my memory. :p
     
  8. Daniel Murphy

    Daniel Murphy

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    Jan 30, 2018
    You guys are amazing! And quick!
    Thanks so much cause I love to know the history of my tools :)
     
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  9. Daniel Murphy

    Daniel Murphy

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    Jan 30, 2018
    Also would any of you guys know the date of when this type of sickle would have been produced? The company operated for a long time
     
  10. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    The "SEVERQUICK" trademark was said to be "just introduced" in a 1929 advertisement, according to this Google Books result:



    The Farmer and stockbreeder year book and country gentleman's almanack
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    https://books.google.com/books?id=YV4nAQAAIAAJ
    1929 - ‎Snippet view
    Telephone : Royal 3785. ..li.ji.i im./..- $$&3§wj|&3& Q> flew TRADEMARK Stainforth Took for farm and garden have a reputation of nearly 200 years. STAN I FORTH S Look for the new Trade Mark just introduced on all Staniforth Tools with a cutting edge. Ask for "SEVERQUICK" BRAND. Slashers, Hatchets, Butcher's Cleavers, Garden Shears, Sugar Beet Knives, Scythes. CUT WORK IN HALF THOMAS STANIFORTH &CO., Ltd. HACKENTHORPE WORKS.SHEFFIELD...
     
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