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AndyT

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That's a goodun!

I can deduce this much: there is a little "anvil" with a dovetail to hold it in, clamped by the smaller screw. (The slit that ends in a hole will allow enough flex to tighten/loosen the grip on the anvil.

I'm guessing that the spiral bit can be slackened off with the big screw, and set to leave a wider gap.

So maybe it's a saw set? Obviously not the plier type, but something similar to the old manual "saw wrest". Instead of having a selection of slots of different widths, for different gauges of saw, you get one, adjustable slot. Does it adjust like that?

Or does the 'anvil' have a taper, so sliding it along the dovetail gives different openings?
 

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toolsntat":22irvxau said:
Its a knife for cutting the welts ?? on boots n shoes I think.....

Andy
Ah, I think I forgot the golden rule of tool identification - "it's probably for leather work!"

But now you say it, I can see that it looks as if you can set it up to give a variable amount of 'depth' setting to the blade - so presumably it cuts the leather without going all the way through, or without going into the layer below?

Edit: - Andy's right (Toolsntat, that is, not me!)

More info here:
http://www.thehcc.org/discus/messages/4/2010.html

(scroll down a bit)
 

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AndyT":2id6bpqp said:
toolsntat":2id6bpqp said:
Its a knife for cutting the welts ?? on boots n shoes I think.....

Andy
Ah, I think I forgot the golden rule of tool identification - "it's probably for leather work!"
I concur - definitely a leather-working tool. Until proven otherwise. :lol:

Are youse guys going out and actively looking for forum-stumping tools these days or something? Sheesh.
 

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At risk of derailing future threads like this one, I do recommend everyone to visit the Belgian Museum of Old Tools. Not only because it will impress all your friends when you drop it into conversation, but because they have a database of how to recognise tools by shape (or by name, or trade) and also have a nice slideshow of unidentified tools!

The website is also in English.

Start here: http://www.mot.be/w/1/index.php/MuseumEn/Museum

The database is ID-DOC on the left hand menu; the slideshow of mysteries is here:

http://www.mot.be/w/1/index.php/WhatsItEn/WhatsIt

(... and yes, I reckon they are ALL for leather work!)
 

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Well consider that one bookmarked. (And that I will be dropping the Belgian Museum of Old Tools into all subsequent conversations whether my friends are impressed or not.)
 
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