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    What Kind Of Thorn Makes it's Own Cordage?

    Can you tell me what this is?

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    I would also say yucca. Gently hammering the leaf below the spine can produce a needle and thread in an emergency. Very nice example. Where did you find it?
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    Agave also...
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    Also in West Africa there is a similar type plant that you can scrape off the green outer part and reveal the thread-like material. I remember doing it when I was younger.
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    century plant - Agave americana
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    Quote Originally Posted by RW View Post
    I would also say yucca. Gently hammering the leaf below the spine can produce a needle and thread in an emergency. Very nice example. Where did you find it?
    It was in a (sort of) junk drawer at an estate sale. Thanks for the replies. Learn something new every day.

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    Does look more like the Agave type. Seems there are several plants that this can be done with.
    Edit- after looking at agave plants I think I've been stuck by one of those before or something real similar anyway.
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