✅ SOLVED Iron Relic.....maybe steel?

TheGroundHog

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Any ideas what this might be? Came from an old home site (19th century). I think a doctor lived there.

Anyone have pictures of a comparable?

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look close at the attachment point , I've never seen a saw handle like that , have you ?
 
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My first thought was scythe blade too. My mind thinks in weird ways...power of suggestion. ''I think a doctor lived there". Is this why bone saw was mentioned? If TheGroundHog had said an old farm field, I'm thinking scythe, draw knife may have been mentiond.:coffee2:
 
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Sickle bars are curved.
Your section is straight, like a draw knife.
Also, there are NO teeth on it for a saw.

Draw knife or spoke shave as ARC described it.
 
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The Draw knife makes sense like they used to shave timbers !!!
 
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They used them to shave the bark and make the timbers flat sided. Amongst other things
 
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I've not seen such a tang on a draw knife.
The scythe idea seems closest.
I've one on the shed wall , but not willing to wade in the snow to eye it. L.o.l..
But the tang stands out.

And the rib on top of the blade resembles a "commercial" scythes more than a draw knife's too.
 
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I feel it's a scythe blade look at the attachment point , it's the same...
I think you are correct!

Likely a:

1. Broken Scythe Blade
2. Broken Draw Knife
3. Bone Saw

Great responses and great information. Thank you everyone!

I have attached the picture that convinced me.
 

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A two handed saw for cutting things like trees? It's blade is straight and doesn't it have matching handles on each side?
 
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