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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Snell & Atherton 9
Descriptions
steel 2355
Names
Heel shave. 10
Subjects
Handle has a raised, 5-pointed star blade has a circle around a 5-pointed star.
Dimensions:
L: 6.125 in, width: 1.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr.
Inscription:
On curved blade: "OED 4" and "SNELL & ATHERTON" and "Made in U.S.A."
Remarks:
Heel shave. Used to shave down the edges of the layers of leather which make up the ground seat of a saddle. Curved steel tool with one handle. Handle has raised 5-pointed star at end. Curved blade in center, attached with 2 screws, marked in a circle around a 5-pointed star. Other handle has been cut off and end ground down to allow it to be used in tighter places. These were originally designed for use in shoemaking.
Accession Number:
1.69.4361

Not currently on display


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