Boker (USA) Sythe intro

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Boker (USA) Sythe intro

Postby former173rd » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:50 am

Found this this past weekend.....I did not know Boker made these. Is it a common tool? Very good shape
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Re: Boker (USA) Sythe intro

Postby doglegg » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:03 am

Former 173rd, that is a cool pick up. Always amazing the things that knife makers names show up on. That is a really cool find. ::tu:: ::nod::

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Re: Boker (USA) Sythe intro

Postby former173rd » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:09 am

Hey Dog....you former leg infantry? just a guess (LOL)
Yep never know what you can find at a yard sale! Now, what to do with this beast?

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Re: Boker (USA) Sythe intro

Postby doglegg » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:30 am

No Sir, no military service for me. But I respect your service and am appreciative to all the guys on here with military history. I would have probably been a lot more disciplined had I enlisted. Thanks for sharing your Boker. ::nod::

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Re: Boker (USA) Sythe intro

Postby tongueriver » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:37 am

It is a sickle, a much diminuitive version of a scythe, which was a big tall two handled version, for whacking off blades of vegetation, especially grain, before more mechanized machinery became available.

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Re: Boker (USA) Sythe intro

Postby former173rd » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:41 am

Thanks for the insight. I should have looked it up first!

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Re: Boker (USA) Sythe intro

Postby fitzroe » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:04 am

It was very common before weed eaters. Still sold on Amazon but I don't think there are any US manufactures.

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Re: Boker (USA) Sythe intro

Postby former173rd » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:13 am

So, probably wallhanger for the time being. Thats OK. Some time, some body would enjoy this...I think...would love contribute to a collector


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