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Buffalo Bill Museum

Makers
Snell & Atherton 9
Descriptions
steel 2355
Names
Heel shave. 10
Subjects
On curved blade is 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 6" and "SNELL & ATHERTON" (in a circle around a 5-pointed star)
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. Curved blade in center attached with 2 screws is 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:
1.69.4363

Not currently on display


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