Can You ID This Tool?

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  1. Sjoerd

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    A new gardener was using it to dig out an unwanted rose bush. She asked me what it was called. I do not know. I am not sure it is for digging.
    The soil around the rose bush looked like a swine had been rooting-about.
    Your help will be appreciated.
     
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    Very unusual spade? Helps cut circle around root ball?
     
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    Looks like one of the ones they used to use for slicing peat blocks out of a peat bank.
     
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    Palu, I want to thank you for setting on the right path.
    After looking at many examples of turfstekers, we found a wooden one. All other turfstekers had the blade straight under the handle and not offset like in my foto. Take a look:
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    I am not sure what you call them in English, “ peat slane”?
    We have written the outdoor museum here and sent them a pic. Hopefully they can come up with a definite answer.
     
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    It's a peat cutter.
     
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    I've tried to find some videos with the same tool but no, this is the closest. In Ireland and Scotland they still use peat as fuel.
     
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    Cheers Loggie. It was interesting to watch. My Bride had an ancestor back in the 1500’s that was a turf carrier.
     
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    That's good to know Sjoerd and your welcome.
     
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    I remember when the peat bogs was a huge business 1980’s everyone invested stock . Also remember the items that are found in the bogs and the 100-200 yr old tree trunks so perfectly preserved under the cold waters of the bogs. How fast things change when you’re not lookin…Oh Snap…
     
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    I'm awed that someone can know what their ancestor did in the 1500s, or even who they were.

    I did see a genealogy video on PBS, a man was discovered to have a conquistador ancestor in Colombia, as well as indigenous ancestors there.
     
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    Daniel— there are records here. To find these things you go to the records in the city or village and scroll until you find your relative/s. It takes time, but it is possible if the records have survived.
    With a computer you can do this, and sometimes you can switch around to websites of family members who have already sussed a certain segment of time out.
    It was fun to do.
     
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    Sjoerd could you get some different angles to it and some more details.please.
     
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    Loggie, the next time I see the girls I will take more foto’s. They may be here this weekend. I was there all day today, but they weren't.
     
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    Ok Sjoerd and thanks.
     
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    Sjoerd on another forum site they said that every island had their own shape of tools for peat cutting.
     
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