|Description: A metal harrow made of squared metal stock with 3 main members and 5 diagonal cross members. It has 15 spikes with ropes attached.|
A hand forged harrow. Harrows were used after the fields were ploughed in order to better break up the soil to prepare the seed beds; they were especially useful to break up big clumps in the soil. Early harrows were square shaped with spikes attached to a wooden frame. Later, the design changed from a square to a triangular frame, making it easier to be pulled by horses and oxen.
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