Lightning Hay Knife, Circa 1900
Description
Media Type
Object
Description
This is a wrought iron "hay knife" or hay knife with two handles, one for the right hand at the rear end of the blade and one for the left hand some inches forward and at the side of the blade. Sometimes referred to as a Lightning Hay Knife.
Notes
This type of knife was used by farmers to cut through an outdoor hay pile or mow in order to get at cleaner untouched hay on the inside. It took a great deal of strength to use it.
Inscriptions
995.2.3
Date of Original
Circa 1900
Subject(s)
Local identifier
Artifact Collection
Collection
Local History
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.28336 Longitude: -83.23318
Donor
Mr. and Mrs. Currie, R.R. #2 Iron Bridge, from their farm west of Iron Bridge.
Contact
Huron Shores Museum
Email
Agency street/mail address

1 James St. P.O. Box 460

Iron Bridge, ON P0R 1H0

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Lightning Hay Knife, Circa 1900


This is a wrought iron "hay knife" or hay knife with two handles, one for the right hand at the rear end of the blade and one for the left hand some inches forward and at the side of the blade. Sometimes referred to as a Lightning Hay Knife.