Sickle with serrated edges
Sickle with serrated edges from Sound Weisdale, Shetland Islands.
The sickle was the earliest implement for reaping corn, having been in use several thousands of years B.C. The earliest type was the crescent-shaped flint fitted into a bone or wooden handle. By Saxon times in England, the better balanced iron sickle was known and has changed little since then.
- Agricultural Engineering
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overall (laid flat): 40 mm x 375 mm x 115 mm, 0.198 kg
- Harrison, H.S.
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