- before 1949 in Austria
Bronze age sickle, Austria.
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): 28 mm x 187 mm x 145 mm, 0.248 kg
- Sotheby and Compan
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