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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Snell & Atherton 9
Descriptions
steel 2355
Names
Heel shave. 10
Subjects
Handle with raised 5-pointed star blade with 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 blade: "OED 5" and "SNELL & ATHERTON" and "Made in the 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-point star at en. Curved blade in center, attached with 2 screws, marked in a circle around a 5-pointed star. Other handle has been cut off to allow tool to be used in tighter places. These were originally designed for use in shoemaking.
Accession Number:
1.69.4362

Not currently on display


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