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Please identify this woodworking tool, beyond drawknife  RSS feed

 
            
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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?

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It also reminds me a lot of the blade from a paper cutter.
 
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Steve says it looks like a 'block knife'....although the handle end on those is usually straight.

edit...when I look for an image though, all google shows are knives in storage blocks...need a wood working site, I guess.
 
            
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yes, IT WOULD LOOK COOL AT A WINE, CHEESE, AND beer party as a salami and cheese cutter
 
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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.
 
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I second the paper cutter.

It looks just like the blade from the one we had at my old high school.
 
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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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...about a minute into the video is something similar, even with the angled handle, as Robert Ray mentioned for wooden shoes.....
 
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