This is certainly a very interesting artifact. Tell us more!
Where did you get it? (Hope I didn’t miss something in an earlier post.)
What kind of wood is it? Chestnut?
The screws on the hinges; do they have a handmade look? (Such as off-center
Do the hinges look like a blacksmith job?
Does the smell suggest whale oil ? Tallow ?
Last but not least, how well does it sharpen?
This brings back memories. My family vacationed in the area of a glacial
moraine. Pop was always hoping to find a whetstone “in the wild”. Looks like
somebody did, back in 1817.
Expecting the third winter storm in 12 days.
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