Accession number: 2010.021.018
Date: after 1600
Materials: Iron, Wood
Measurements: 31 cm L x 3 cm W x 0.5 cm ThickThe blade
Measurements: 31 cm L x 3 cm W x 0.5 cm Thick x 13 cm L x 3 cm W x 0.5 cm Thickhaft
Narrative: This sickle would have been used in numerous time periods; most likely the eighteenth century to be used to cut grain and hay.
A iron sickle blade with a wooden haft. The blade is attached with a sickle iron nail and a rivit.
History of Use:
A sickle was used for harvesting grains and other wheat products. The sickle was basic farming tool that worked similar to a scythe however, it was lighter and easier to carry. The sickle was primarily used for small fields or edges that the scythe could not cut.