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What is it?

At first I thought it was a corer, but it has a distinct 90 degree angle. Any idea of it's function?

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  1. Just guessing here but the first thing I thought of was a tool to use for larding lean meat. One would pierce the meat then stuff the incision with fat/bacon/etc.

    1. A woodworking tool?

      How are we sure this is for cooking?

      1. Methinks it's a planting trowel...

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        1. re: kaleokahu

          It's too thin for planting bulbs, but just maybe could be used for "plugs".

        2. It looks like a small garden trowel. We have one that my husband uses as a weeder.

          It can also be used as a planter, using it to make holes to transplant seedlings, small bulbs, etc.

          Is there measurement markings on it?

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          1. re: cleobeach

            Even if it is a clam knife, it looks as though it could do a nice job of dandelion removal.

            1. re: tcamp

              Pretty much the same thing eh? dig for dandelion roots, or clams, or clamms...

          2. Thats a $5 european clam knife (to dig for 'em...3.5 Euros or so in England).

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            1. re: porker

              That was my thought. Shellfish knife for shucking clams and oysters

            2. Never dug or shucked clams. ~ I wouldn't want to try to shuck an oyster with it....the shape is wrong. ~~ Larding is done with a 'needle' ~~ Bottom line is I don't know. ~~

              Where did you get/find it??? Any other information etc.?

              1. Pictures say way more than words at times.

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                1. re: JayL

                  Couldn't agree more
                  (note the shape and color of the wood handle, clamp collar size, length and shape of "blade", etc)

                  1. re: porker

                    I thought I made out a beveled (sharp) edge on the OP's example. A clam knife will be blunt and have squared edges.

                    The OP can certainly use this information to decide what they actually have on their hands.

                    1. re: JayL

                      I'm just funnin {;-/)
                      Maybe the OP can pick dandelions with 'em!

                    1. re: JayL

                      That was my first thought, too.