Rice thing

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Rice thing

Post by Stevenloan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:02 pm

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Hi guys! What do you call this device? It's used to harvest rice.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: Rice thing

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:53 pm

I would call that a sickle or billhook.
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Post by tony h » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:49 pm

A sickle. Not a billhook :)

A sickle is used for light stemmed plants: grass, corn etc.

A billhook is used for woody materials such as in hedging, clearing or coppicing. It is equivalent to a machete or light axe.

You might like to compare a sickle with a scythe which is again used for light stemmed growth. We used to use one for cutting the scrub grass. Oh and is the favoured accoutrement of Death in his portraits.

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Re: Rice thing

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:06 am

Erik and tony h : Thanks a lot for your help. I really appreciate it.
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