May 2013 Mystery Tool A

| 5/3/2013 10:43:58 AM

Do you recognize this tool?

May 2013 Mystery Tool A 

This old farm tool's arched piece measures about 11 inches wide. The chains are 8 inches long. It appears to be hand-forged.

If you recognize this mystery tool leave a comment below.

Check back here June 18 for the correct answer or find it in the July issue of Farm Collector.

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Ted Remington
6/26/2013 5:29:50 PM

It's almost undoubtedly a gambrel stick. Cut slits behind the hamstrings of a hog, stick the bars on the end of the chain through and haul the pig up tail first.