Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?

Old Tool Sleuth: Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?



Another tool handed down, but this one is a mystery. It looks like it is made for scooping, or stripping bark from a tree. It’s not a bark spud though.

Can you help me identify this tool manufacturer, model, and date range? If so, leave a comment below.

Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?

Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?

3 thoughts on “Old Tool Sleuth: Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?

  1. Matt Post author

    John thanks for the sleuthing! You’re definitely right, according to Dan Santos the tool is a Pommel Knife, used for shaping windsor chairs. Thanks a ton for stopping by the blog.

  2. Andrew Adams

    It’s a champer knife. Coopers used them to chamfer the inside edge of barrels. Don’t ask me why it isn’t chamfer knife.

    Barr makes a similar looking pommel knife that is used by some Windsor chair makers. I wouldn’t be surprised if the pommel knife was inspired by the champer knife.

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