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A member brought this to our meeting last night, bought it at a rummage sale because it was interesting.

Appears to be home made. A piece of round stock steel with a wood shovel handle (?) slipped on, a washer on one end and peened. The other end curved and welded to what appears to be a piece of a sword blade. It is well shaped.
The rear half of the blade is sharpened (top and bottom) but not the forward (pointy half).
Is it an agricultural tool or a push dagger?
Does not seem well designed for either purpose.
Any ideas?

Sorry for the small cell phone picture.

 

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Looks purpose made. Could be a form of push dagger. But, my money is on it being an agricultural implement.
 

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It's used for planting seedlings in the ground. Push in at a slight slant, turn in a circle, & pry the sod plug up and out. Put in seedling and push dirt from plug around it in a sweeping motion. You can move down a row fast that way. Don't ask me how I know but my back hurts just looking at it.
Dan in Texas
 
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