Raceknife, ca. 1820

Contributed by Davistown Museum


A typical lumberman's tool for marking and identifying the trees cut by loggers before they would be floated down to the sawmills. This has a leather pouch. Also called a timber scribe.
Size: 6 1/2" long.

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About This Item

  • Title: Raceknife, ca. 1820
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Media: Cast steel, wood
  • Local Code: 100400T18
  • Collection: Historic Maritime III (1800-1840): Boomtown Years & the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
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