A handworked or machine-operated cutting tool.
- By the late eighteenth century Sheffield was also well on its way to becoming one of the world's major centers of edge tool production.
- Water channelled from them would supply a mill pond that was used to drive a water wheel which, in turn, powered machinery to produce a variety of consumer goods including edge tools and cutlery.
- These versatile rural blacksmiths were called on to fashion or repair edge tools, augers, scythes, plows, shovels, railings, pots, pans, cutlery, kitchen utensils, and building and furniture hardware.
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