Hand forged? cutting tool - is there a name for this type tool?

Discussion in 'Tools' started by bercrystal, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I believe these are hand forged & the mark is the maker's name. Is there a name for this type tool?

    They are 11 1/2" long.

    BTW if you can't help with this item I have multiple other items listed for ID help today. :D:D:D

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    Thank you for any & all advice or opinions!!! :kiss::kiss::kiss:
     
  2. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Over here I would call them old secateurs.
     
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  3. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Thanks Davey!!

    Off to Google. :D:D:D
     
  4. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Perhaps a pruner or lopper?
     
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  5. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Garden shears on this side of the Atlantic. Same beastie. If the blades are sharp they're often used to cut roses and the like.
     
  6. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I actually have a pair of this type of garden tool out in my garage. These are quite sharp & I can imagine they would do a good job cutting smaller branches.
     
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  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    With handles that long, I would call them pruning shears rather than secateurs.
     
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  8. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Secateurs are designed to be used with one hand hence the spring between the handles, for pruning roses etc.
    Garden shears are designed to be used with two hands.

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  9. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Spring or no spring, I couldn't wield something that size with one hand & would use them for woodier stems & small branches, i.e., pruning, hence...
     
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  10. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I think I will put both words in the title to cover all of the bases. :happy::happy::happy:
     
  11. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Its two and half inches shorter than a Colt army model 1869 pistol :D
     
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  12. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Actually I just tried it & even with my gnarled arthritic hands I could operate very easily with one hand.
     
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  13. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Do you use the pistol to trim branches?
     
  14. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    No I use a lopper to trim branches, but the pistol can be operated with one hand and its longer than the secateurs which are used to trim roses. :D
     
  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Davey, I would call yours Hedge clippers or trimmers......
     
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