This tool is about 5-1/2 inches long including the handle. The tool has a "V" shape. The outer metal sides of the V are beveled on top, with sharp outer edges. The V is bent about 15 degrees or so at the point where its two sides join (and join with the top piece).

It was found with some other tools of my parents. I don't recall seeing it used though. I'm guessing it could be sharp enough to be a small plane for woodworking, or a carving tool.

Top View of Tool

Close-up of tool


  • 1
    It looks a bit like a gardening tool
    – Ashlar
    Apr 23 '16 at 14:54
  • Can we see the other face of the end? Curious what it looks like where the metal meets on the other side.
    – Matt
    Apr 24 '16 at 22:24
  • It almost looks like a plane for getting into small corners. The wings appear to be sharpened.
    – FreeMan
    Apr 29 '16 at 16:29
  • I wonder if it's used for seaming linoleum or some other surface. The split blade in the center makes me think it's for joining/fitting something fabric like. Jun 10 '16 at 13:19
  • As it turns out this is not a wood working tool. This question should be closed.
    – Matt
    Jun 12 '16 at 4:28

It's a grapefruit segmenter https://www.amazon.com/Grapefruit-Segmenter-Slicer-Wooden-Handle/dp/B00KRFJJYQ?ie=UTF8&Version=1&entries=0

  • 4
    Bravo and Thank You. All us wooden-headed wood workers were struggling to figure this tool out. Turns out it was probably just in the wrong box.
    – Ashlar
    Jun 10 '16 at 2:42
  • 1
    I spent a couple of hours trying to discover a sewing or crafts use for this thing (get a life?)- no luck. Great call.
    – Ast Pace
    Jun 10 '16 at 19:26

It looks very similar to a winged weeder

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or a heart-shaped hoe

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  • It certainly looks like this tool. Just wish we could find one of the same design.
    – Matt
    Apr 29 '16 at 17:36

As in the comments it looks more like a gardening tool, the metal going to the tip looks to thin, and it does look sharp. I would say, if you wanted, go take a random piece of wood and see if it removes anything. But I am sure it is a gardening tool.

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