Is there sign that it has been sharpened somewhere on it..say at the back .. or any evidence it has some part missing ? Have a thought it might be for hooking a string to cut on the pull stroke but can’t make out that much detail from the picture.
The end bit Walt is like a narrow dutch hoe about 1″1/2 wide 3″ long and just the curve of the hook is sharp, has a long handle like a rake.
I used to think all the must have gardening tools was a modern thing, it seems in the past there was a tool for every aspect of gardening. I bet not many working class gardeners bought them :whistle:
No Karen its actually called a nettle spud. Spud in this sense of the word means digging out or removing .It pushes easily into a bed of nettles and as you pull it out it severs the deep thick roots. Joan and my self were like two kids with it this afternoon looking for “stingers” to try it on With its long handle we never got nettled once, these are old used tools all in good nick, the wooden handle was as smooth as the preverbal babies bum, and we both wondered what history this tool might have