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Rich Knack




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PostPosted: Tue 26 Nov, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Accessory prickers?         Reply with quote

I am curious as to the purpose of the prickers that were sometimes included as accessories with some swords, knives, and daggers. I can understand why a smaller accessory knife would be included - many uses for a smaller knife - but what was the pricker for? And for the purpose of my question I am not including the pricker-like Japanese sword accessories, just the European ones.
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Nov, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Searching for "prickers" revealed several topics, including this one:

The mysterious (?) pricker

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Rich Knack




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PostPosted: Wed 27 Nov, 2013 6:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So, more of a sharpening steel than anything else, then?
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Nov, 2013 7:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rich Knack wrote:
So, more of a sharpening steel than anything else, then?


If you read much of what has been said in the topics on this site alone, you'll see that these had multiple uses from being an awl, to an implement for cleaning out firearms, to an eating utensil, to a tool used to measure distance, and perhaps being left hard enough to be used as a sharpening steel.

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