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Old 24th August 2022, 01:17 AM   #1
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Good luck for the first person to solve what these 2 items I acquired are.
Hint they are both Native from Prince Edward Island Canada.
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Old 24th August 2022, 05:33 AM   #2
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Something to do with the sealing industry maybe?
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Old 24th August 2022, 08:42 AM   #3
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Hi Joe,
Item one is a eel fishing spear (self explanatory)
Item two is for leading bulls or large animals
You put pincher into the nose, squeese the handle and catch the middle bit of the nose, then you can lead the docile animal.
Do I win a prize?
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Old 25th August 2022, 01:03 AM   #4
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thanks for trying,
Item one is an eel fishing spear, specifically mi'kmaq , for the Winter, the summer version is different.

Item Two, Is locally called, fox tongs, used for restraining foxes by the neck, during the gold rush that was the silver fox fur trade.
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Old 4th September 2022, 01:52 AM   #5
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some more forged stuff from pei i just aquired,

#1 a wheat sickle?
#2 a Russel green river works , skinner/ scalper
# 3 ???? something for digging or carving out a canoe?
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Eel fishing spears (gaffs) look different in my neck of the woods.


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Old 4th September 2022, 01:51 PM   #7
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#2 is indeed a skinning knife similar to the Grren River types used on the plains mid-/late 19th. #3 might be a so-called corn or tobacco knife or cutter? These are often falsely portraited to be 'Confederate' side knives...

"Nando, nice gaff/gig! These were also used to spear frogs (at least on this side of the 'pond')
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The rustic copper lock to prevent it from stcking too deep into the river bed.


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