Antique Carved Wooden Flax Carding Comb, Hetchel


Here's a very primitive, antique, hand-held flax or wool comb with carved whimsical decorations all over it! Discovered in an old barn, this early fiber tool shows plenty of age and wear from generations of storage and years of vigorous use.! It has a gorgeous, grungy, old patina and a surface that's been worn smooth on the handle. It measures about 15 inches long, 4 1/4 inches at its widest and has forged square iron spikes that are about 4 3/4 inches long. These nails vary a little in length due to their primitive nature and are actually anchored in a piece of antler. Used to prepare flax and wool for spinning, this old comb is still rugged and usable! This is a scarce, antique tool not often found anymore. It is guaranteed old and original! Great looking early item to display too!


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