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Sharp Iron

Date: 1890-1950
Overall: 160 x 55 x 1 x 35 mm, 285 g
Medium: Steel
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bernard Lake
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Caulking Iron
Object No: 00053666

User Terms

    A sharp iron is a caulking iron used to cut out defective strands of oakum before the pitch is played out. They are usually about 6-7 inches long, mushroom-headed and their blades are mostly flared - a shape known as fantail.

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