Metal was extremely expensive and it appears this blade was fashioned from an abandoned barrel hoop
. The blade was bound, then coated with hide glue.
(27) The maid in this anecdote was helping herself to a barrel hoop
made not of iron, but of pliable sapling-wood, commonly used for household storage barrels.
And most of us over the age of seventy remember chasing round the traffic-free streets with a barrel hoop
and a stick.
Selkirk built a hut out of pepper trees for shelter, fashioned a new knife out of old barrel hoops
and domesticated feral cats to help ward off the rats that attacked him at night.
Used to split a white oak sapling to use in making barrel hoops
. Three cutting edges on the face (or working end).
He has been looking for a telltale sign, the British broad arrow stamp, which the government imprinted on everything from barrel hoops
to ships' bells.
"The metal curves are wine barrel hoops
which I cut up into pieces and attached to a hard base.
Rut nuts collect the emigrants' detritus: 'rusted fragments of a wagon-wheel rim, pieces of barrel hoops
, broken bits of crockery'.
Set on 138 acres, Atlantic Steel was founded in 1901 as Atlanta Hoop Company to make cotton bale ties and barrel hoops
. In 1915 the company reorganized into Atlantic Steel Company with the expansion of its product lines.