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GribinIsaf

  • Joined Aug 2015
  • Montgomeryshire
    • Gribin Isaf
Mystery object
« on: February 01, 2020, 04:17:09 pm »
Can anyone help me identify this tool? It is about three feet long.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Mystery object
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 05:03:32 pm »
It's a "dashel basher".  Use it to swipe at nettles to cut them down.
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some say it's in England.
Re: Mystery object
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 05:05:59 pm »
Yeah, it's a weed slasher.  Never tried one.

GribinIsaf

  • Joined Aug 2015
  • Montgomeryshire
    • Gribin Isaf
Re: Mystery object
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 05:08:19 pm »
Great.  Thanks.  Got it for £1 at the local recycling centre because it looked very useful.  I just did not know what for.  Now I do.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Mystery object
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 05:24:44 pm »
They're pretty good! Just like a strimmer, but more therapeutic, and don't leave lots of little bits of plastic all over your garden!
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some say it's in England.
Re: Mystery object
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2020, 03:58:08 pm »
... Got it for £1 at the local recycling centre because it looked very useful. ...

I keep hearing about folk finding stuff at recycling centres, but I don't think Cornish centres have a re-sell section and there was definitely a time when they prohibited on-site exchanges between recyclers.  I shall have to check out to see whether Cornish centres are applying a bit of common sense these days.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Mystery object
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 08:36:55 pm »
In 2005 I moved back to North Devon and equipped myself pretty well from the recycling centres in Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and South Molton!  Surely Cornwall has caught its neighbour up by now... ;)
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