Knife, Flensing

Object ID
M1974.16.1
Category
Tools and Equipment for Materials, Food Processing T&E
Materials
wood; metal
Description
Curved metal blade, tanged, and fitted into a wooden shaft with shaft with a slot in it. The blade is held in the slot by a nut and bolt. The shaft is four-sided and flat where the blade fits in then it is tapered around the rest of the shaft. The flensing knife is 164.8cm. long, 4.3cm. across shaft at collar, the blade is 32.5cm. long, 4.6cm. across at collar, the shaft is 132.3cm. long.