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Acadian House Museum

Sickle


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
Culture: British;Acadian
Narrative: This sickle would have been used in numerous time periods; most likely the eighteenth century to be used to cut grain and hay.
Description:

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.