A weird tool, found today . Moleskine watercolor , watercolors and ink pen
it’s an old fashioned can opener
leslie is right – “Sure-Cut” is an early “Swiss Army knife” for the kitchen.
among other things, it’s a can opener, and a bottle opener. the bit of
heavy wire (where you have the arrow with “?”) may well be a broken
wire corkscrew for removing cork bottle tops. That spiral wire would
fold back into the handle when not in use. anyway, that’s where ours
broke off, too. in the earlier, wood handled ones, the corkscrew would
be stored in the wood handle.
it’s a very handy tool for the kitchen as well as for the
backbag, when camping.
very well done ! I like the tones on the metal surface (is that rust?)
as well as the grey metal (is that a zinc coating?) the shadows and
dimensioning (to lift from the surface and give 3-dimensions to
tool), especially well done.
Thanks Leslie and Stremiki! You give me a vital information Stremiki, this tool was bougth by my Father in Argentina in 1955. Is an old rusty tool.
and, the “nail” at the top (with a point, facing upwards), and the
triangular, sharp metal piece in the middle, I think are designed
to open sealed cans of liquid. for example, the triangle is sharpened
and designed to put a slit in the can, right at the rim. the “nail” is
to put a vent for air to enter the can. this would be used to open
a can of, say, condensed milk. or, a can of beer. or maybe a
can of motor oil.
as you can see, the part with triangle is adjustable. it can be
moved away from the nail, to adjust for the lid’s radius.
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