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Vine knife

Traditional winemaker 's tool for pruning vines, defoliating in spring and harvesting grapes during the grape harvest in autumn. Such tools are also generally used for garden and forestry work. A vine knife (also known as a Reber) has a single-edged, sickle-shaped blade with a downward-curved tip that is sharpened on the inside of the curvature. Such knives have been used since ancient times and are often found in archaeological excavations, for example in Georgia. The picture on the right shows an antique multi-purpose vine knife from a German edition of the agricultural work "De re rustica" (On Rural Affairs) by the Roman author Columella (+70 AD) published in 1538.

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