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#1 johnny12550

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:54 PM

Hi,

 

   What was this horn used for? It has a hand forged hook at one end and looks like it was meant to hang on something. There is no opening at the pointy end like other horns, there are also no other hooks or loops, just the hook pictured. 

 

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#2 swmdo

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 04:16 PM

My understanding was these were used to hold honing stones. To keep knives sharp during butchering on the farm.

Edited by swmdo, 29 December 2018 - 04:17 PM.


#3 TheMariner

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

I believe they are called dingle stocks! Most of them actually come from France thats were they got a lot of use! Only reason I know this is because I used to know an old antique dealer who went to France every year on a picking trip and he always had interesting old items, one or two years he came back with one of these! or maybe the holder for a dingle stock not entirely sure but I am pretty sure something along those lines! Defiantly not military related 


Edited by TheMariner, 29 December 2018 - 06:47 PM.


#4 johnny12550

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 05:41 PM

Thanks Guys. I looked it up and it looks like definitely something used for some type of sharpening stone




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