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Buffalo Bill Museum

Descriptions
steel 2355
Names
Heel shave. 10
Subjects
End with a circle around a 5-pointed star.
Dimensions:
L: 8.5 in, width: 1.25 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Victor Alexander, Jr.
Inscription:
On one handle: 7 [on blade:] "OED 7" 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. Serpentine steel tool with two handles, painted black. Raised, 5-pointed star design on one handle; "7" on the other. Curved steel blade in center, attached with 2 screws. Blade is marked twice with a circle around a 5-pointed star. These were originally designed for use in shoemaking.
Accession Number:
1.69.4356

Not currently on display


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