I have a drawkinfe with a spread of about 41 inches, with just one handle, and an open loop on the other end. Blade is 4 inches deep, and about 25 inches wide. Looks like it swivels on one end, so one man can work it. Is it part of a greater tool, like for debarking, boatbuilding, ets?
Looks similar to a block knife used for carving wooden clogs/shoes but those usually have a hook on the non handle end to you can remove it from the work table. The hook also let you change angle. It looks more like a tobacco cutter with the hinge on it. My third and final guess a bagutte/french bread cutter but too big. Cheese wheel cutter has the same odd handle angle but again looks too big.
Our inability to change everything should not stop us from changing what we can.
I think the odd thing is the angle of the handle end...even a paper cutter has a straight handle, I think, as does a 'block cutter'. I wonder if it has been altered for some other purpose.
It's so large that it seems like it would be for something like splitting off chunks of wood.
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