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Chilgrove

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Found in the garden
« on: April 23, 2017, 07:00:19 PM »
Today my son in Auchterarder found this in his garden.  Well, his dog did.  I expect it is modern but any thoughts guys 'n gals?
It's about half a metre long.  Traces of wood at the grip end.
Howard

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Re: Found in the garden
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 07:13:13 PM »
Hi Howard

Looks like a machete

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Re: Found in the garden
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2017, 07:34:06 PM »
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Re: Found in the garden
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2017, 08:36:17 PM »
Looks like a machete to me mate

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Re: Found in the garden
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 10:13:49 PM »
Got to agree with the others looks like a machete to me too.

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Re: Found in the garden
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 11:15:58 AM »
Machete or steak knife.  The butcher's steak knife idea, not so sure, I think it would have been stainless steel?  However it does look like the correct shape.  Also looks like a machete, ah well probably never know for sure.  His dog dug it up from the garden then kindly deposited it on the gravel
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Re: Found in the garden
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 02:08:45 PM »
Looks like the bladed part of a gargening implement known in Scots as a 'schuch' which was used for chopping the 'schaws and roots of turnips  etc. It had a wooden handle.

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Re: Found in the garden
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2019, 12:44:46 AM »
There was two types of schuchs way back. One had a straight blade with a hook on the end, and the other type was half mooned shape. I used both types when my Dad took me to the neeps shawing .