PLEASE HELP: AFTER MANY HOURS OF ONLINE RESEARCH, THUMBING THROUGH DOZENS OF ANTIQUE TOOL BOOKS AND GATHERING FEEDBACK FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD VIA. SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS, WE STILL HAVE NO SOLID EVIDENCE OF WHAT THIS TOOL'S INTENDED USE IS. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE US WITH ANY INFO YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE TOOL AND/OR THE UNIDENTIFIED "P.P." MAKER'S MARK. IT'S KILLING US NOT KNOWING! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!
Being offered for sale is the antique UNKNOWN/UNIDENTIFIED CUTTING/CHOPPING/SLICING/TRIMMING TOOL (best guess are broom straw clipper, corn/livestock feed chopper, tobacco cutter, floral stem trimmer and/or farm/bull castration slicer) by unknown maker (marked with heart-shaped/apple-looking, "P.P." logo - we were unable to identify this maker's mark) from circa the mid -to- late 19th century (best guess), as seen in the pictures/as described in the title. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES. Being offered for sale AS-FOUND, uncleaned. May require a thorough detailing to bring to its full potential. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or your money back...no questions asked!
Good/VG- antique condition with moderate -to- severe overall wear (scuffs, scratches, stains, dings, dents, bends, etc.) and both handles have large splits (see 8th & 9th pics - looks worse than it is...both remain structurally rigid & strong and in little danger of further damage through 'normal' use) but otherwise, NO breaks or repairs. Moderate rust & pitting throughout. Assuming it is not missing anything (since we are not 100% what its intended us it), it remains a fully functional, completely usable tool. Features outstanding, rich patina throughout (lightly cleaned at logo area only using wire wheel). See pics.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT:
Measures 20-3/8" long, overall, when closed. Blade edge is approx. 9-1/8" long. Handles are approx 5" long, each. Weighs 5 lbs. 2.0 oz..
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