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Thread #162422   Message #3866356
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
16-Jul-17 - 03:55 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
Subject: RE: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
At the Finch Foundry in Sticklepath, you can pick up a (right-handed) thatcher's shearing hook.

The Finch Foundry supplied tools for many different industries in the area, one of which was thatching.

The thatcher's shearing hook is used by sweeping the blade across and towards the body to gain a very flat finish and is available in both left and right handed versions.