Artifacts Of The
   American Revolutionary War


     Standard farm implements were used by soldiers to clear brush and other obstructions. Sickles fell into this category. The sickles pictured above are indicative of the type used during the American Revolutionary War: long and gently curved. The inside edge of the blade was the part that would have been honed to a fine sharpness. The user would operate the tool by throwing the arm backward and then pulling it forward in an arc, with the sickle blade's sharp inner edge aimed forward to slice through grasses and other brush.