I Picked up this little gem the other day. Its pretty cool but I don’t have a clue what it is.
- Fits in the hand like a small pistol
- Markings: J.D.C. on end of “pistol” and C. D. Osborne & Co. Newark, N.J on the end of the ruler.
- The sharp end of the blade faces back so it would pull to cut.
At first I thought it was a marking gauge. But there is no flat surface to register against, and your fingers would get in the way.
What do you think???
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