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Knife-grinder

The knife-grinder (ammulafurce) was the artisan employed in the cutting tools recovery. In his shop or in the quarters of the town, he sharpened work and domestic tools with the grindstone moved by crank or bicycle pedals.

It was an essential work as all the utensils used for the work in the fields or in the other artisan shops  were made out of iron and they needed to have sharpened periodically.

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