Knife sharpening board
Knife board / Bwrdd hogi cyllell
A Welsh pine wall-hung knife sharpening board, with an amazing worn edge!
Cardiganshire 19th century
Brick dust or emery powder was stored
in the box section. When a knife was to be sharpened the board was laid flat and dampened with water, the brick dust or powder was rubbed over the wet board and the knife would be drawn over the abrasive mixture to sharpen the blade.
44” long x 6” wide x 5” deep / 111.7cm long x 15.2cm wide x 12.7cm deep