La serpe fendoir de cerclier

Sometimes one comes across a tool that is not easy to identify. The paper below discusses three such billhook shaped tools, and my hypothesis that they are used as serpe-fendoirs de cercliers (billhook shaped cleavers used to split chestnut saplings to make barrel hoops).

La serpe-fendoir de cerclier.
Serpe fendoir.pdf
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