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Old 17th January 2020, 05:57 PM   #1
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A friend of mine has this rather nice Sheffield made coachman's / horseman's knife and noticed this set of geometric marks on one of the tools ... does anyone know what they are ? Thank you.
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I've had a couple of these with the recess under the flat (stone picker?) blade and I seem to remember being told it was for cracking hazel nuts, I would assume that the chisel nicks were an aid to the griping of the cases.

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I've had a couple of these with the recess under the flat (stone picker?) blade and I seem to remember being told it was for cracking hazel nuts, I would assume that the chisel nicks were an aid to the griping of the cases.
Good heavens ... well I never , thanks for that ! I shall let him know !
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