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ca. 1st B.C.E.
This ancient tool served two purpose as can be seen by its design.
One part, the sickle, could be used for pruning trees of for cutting grain.
The axe on the back of the sickle could be use for cutting heavy branches or even the stock of small trees.
Made of iron, it was more durable than those made of bronze. Because it was a harder metal than bronze, it could hold a sharp edge longer and would not brake as often happened with bronze tools.
The handle and rope are modern additions.

2001-2002 Museum of Biblical World