Whats this tool?


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It looks like a turfing iron to me. A good way to lift turf to make new beds...... if you don`t want it you could always send it to me :giggle: Welcome to our forum.
 
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That is what is called a clay spade.

 
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Yes, I've been using it as a turfing tool at which it is very useful.
How would it be used for clay work?
I'd guessed it was pretty old as I inherited it with the house dome 32 years ago.
 
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Guessing it keeps the clay from sticking to the spade similar to some kitchen knives that have holes or indentations in the blades to keep food from sticking to the blade while slicing.
 
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Guessing it keeps the clay from sticking to the spade similar to some kitchen knives that have holes or indentations in the blades to keep food from sticking to the blade while slicing.
That's a good point. I guess the pointed end also allows the tool to easily become established in a tough medium. As it's a large spade surface I'd think the clay would be taken in small slices otherwise would be very heavy to deal with.
A very old & specialized tool that I've only used as a turfing iron & it is good at that. Also gives a certain feel of 'the past'.
 
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