This is an interesting piece. It’s a carpenter’s scribe from the mid - late 19th century. This piece can be dated by the “T” nail used as the marking device, as well as the handmade wooden adjuster screw.
It appear to be made of wither mahogany or cherry wood and is inscribed with the owners initials (HC) and some measurement markings on the handle. This is a pretty primitive device a form of which is still used today by fine carpenters.
This is a perfect gift for the woodworker in your life, especially if they work in the old methods. It’s also a really beautiful and unique display piece for your man cave, workshop, cabin, or office desk. It’s truly a beautiful primitive piece!
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