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Offline swervncarz

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Unknown cutting tool
« on: May 14, 2018, 11:39:56 AM »
Anyone have any idea what it's used for?









Offline amecks

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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 12:40:18 PM »
It looks like an ear notcher for farm animals.   Just a guess.
Al
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Offline lptools

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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 03:39:18 PM »
I'm with Al on that one. Regards, lou
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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 10:09:50 PM »
There is an Electro-Tek CO in new Zealand that makes ear markers.  Wonder ifit may be from them?

  http://www.electro-tek.co.nz

Offline wvtools

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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 07:03:19 PM »
I believe it is a leather drive belt punch for making the slots to put the stud type fasteners in.  Remember the rule -- when in doubt, it is either a nutcracker or a leatherworking tool.

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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 07:12:23 PM »
I'm going with the ear marker idea. If it were for leather, no reason for such a deep throat.

Joe B


PS, I still like the "nutcracker / leather tool" default rule

Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 03:25:34 AM »
I believe it is a leather drive belt punch for making the slots to put the stud type fasteners in.  Remember the rule -- when in doubt, it is either a nutcracker or a leatherworking tool.
Or a saw set.

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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 11:58:44 AM »
I hesitate to say it, but it looks to be another "emasculator"   Most of the ear notchers appear to be a "simpler" tool (well, at least now).

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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 10:34:39 PM »
I'll be damned, I have one of those ear notching tools Toad posted - never had a clue what it was

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Re: Unknown cutting tool
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 07:10:36 PM »
I miss the old timers on here who believed my memory and did not make me climb the creaky stairs to get the right reference book (and wake up my wife). 

They are leather drive belt slot punch pliers as shown in Figure 5:7 on page 204 of Salaman's Dictionary of Leather Working Tools.