Purpose of bump on old pocket knife?

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  1. waterhouse

    waterhouse Member

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    While cleaning out a deceased family member’s house I came across these two knives. Any idea what the purpose of the “bump” on the back of the blade is for?

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    Grafting knife. The "bump" is for removing bark.
     
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    Mike beat me to it!
     
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    Thanks. I had a feeling you might know; I asked a few knife friends locally and no one had a clue. We were guessing it may be for cleaning a horse hoof.

    Grafting makes a lot of sense as he was very big into roses and had several rose show trophies in the house.
     
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    The curse of a sticky memory and insatiable curiosity.
     
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    I don't have a pic, but a landlord of mine has an extensive pocketknife collection. He has a few that are phlem or fleam? For bloodletting, yikes.
     
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