Bark spud


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Bark spud

A large chisel-like blade with a handle several feet long that was used to peel sections of tannin-rich bark from growing trees. (See also Tan-bark.)
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Because windblown sand and debris collect in bark and can be exceedingly abrasive on a saw blade, consider first de-barking the log with a bark spud.
Bark spud, used like a long-handled chisel to remove bark from logs.
A man who went to peel bark, taking his dinner with him, reports that while he was away from his work in search of water, a huge mosquito ate his dinner and used his bark spud for a toothpick (29).