Not sure if this is a draw knife

by Jan
(Corinth, Maine)

Detail from East Corinth Blacksmith School class photo

Detail from East Corinth Blacksmith School class photo

We received an inquiry about an "East Corinth Blacksmith School" along with a picture of a graduating class from this school, circa 1850s. The picture shows 4 students posed with tools from the blacksmith or wagon building trades. The picture includes one man holding a file and a large, unidentified tool. If anyone can identify this tool or has information about the East Corinth Blacksmith School, please email: tristrambryan@yahoo.com. Thanks.

Jan @ Corinth Historical Society

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Nov 19, 2012
It sure is! NEW
by: Van Dusen

It IS a draw knife. I own a smaller version of the same tool.
The long piece is a blade he's sharpening & on each end you see a handle.
With the blade facing you, you lay the tool on a block of wood & gripping a handle in each hand, you "draw" it towards you.
It acts as a plane.

Jun 13, 2012
Difficult one. NEW
by: Anonymous

I wonder if it's a bit weildy to be a draw knife. I wonder if perhaps it's a fitting for the front of a horse drawn carriage? I can imagine the square parts being footrests and the fancy bits at the end being for the reins to be hooked onto when stationary. Just a theory anyway.

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