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What is this tool?
« on: January 11, 2017, 05:06:16 pm »
I suggest it is for removing scalps, but other than that I'm befuddled!

Let's see how it fares underground... yes it's rusty as owt but there's no harm in trying.

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Re: What is this tool?
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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 05:46:37 pm »
Niiiice ::), I think that would be cruelty with the state it's in now.

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 05:57:32 pm »
Ha, only just looked at this thinking 'no way I'll know what it is' - wrong - it is indeed a sweat scraper, have one myself for when this coat gets a wash...



If Badlad takes it underground to use in a dig I'll blame you Topimo  ;D

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 06:07:37 pm »
Perhaps now at a tangent to the original post but why don't we do the whole oil/sweat/scrape/bath thing anymore?

The Romans knew how to unwind, and your horse looks pretty content. :)

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 02:44:53 pm »
Now that's a good idea, I shall ask my wife if I can 'borrow' one from her stables as I often get all sweaty when on one of our many digging projects, it would be nice to freshen up a bit!

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 03:13:31 pm »
How many caving huts are there that are equipped with a full Roman bath house?
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 10:15:50 pm »
Another use for sweat scrapers.



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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2017, 06:17:48 am »
Rapper sword dancing.

In Sheffield

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6pFFAuE3uo

And in similar vein....The Bacup Coconut dancers....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzNznmGcNWQ
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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2017, 07:22:17 am »
How many caving huts are there that are equipped with a full Roman bath house?

Could be the next YSS extension? Will have to be quick to get another EU grant though...

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2017, 09:20:08 am »
It could also be a tanner's tool, I've got a recollection of seeing something similar used to scrape the hair off a hide after it'd been soaked?
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 01:40:55 pm »
It definitely a sweat scraper. They're most commonly used when washing horses and cattle. I've used the two handed version when washing cows for shows. The two handed flexible type is called a rapper by some (just rapper; it isn't a sword) and is used for rapper dancing.

Sword dancing isn't in the same league IMHO.

Rapper dancing was traditionally done by men and is presently undergoing a renaissance with standards being pushed up by competitions and women appear to be taking over the lead.






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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2017, 04:28:40 pm »
It's more of a water scraper really used after you've washed you horse down , my girls use them daily. Wouldn't like to use one to scrape sweat off that would irritate he horse.

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Re: What is this tool?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017, 05:41:38 pm »
I've bought it to see if it's any use in the end of a flat-out dig, for the sake of 50p I thought it was worth a shot! I will return with a review on the 28th I hope.

I suspect its going to be too flimsy though, and just using a robustly gloved hand will be more effective.