Hand Tools

A well ‘made for purpose’ handy tool which is not at all safe n simple to have your hands on.


At first, humans were casual tool users, employing convenient sticks or stones to achieve a purpose and then discarding them. Although humans may have shared this characteristic with some other animals, their differentiation from other animals may have begun with the deliberate making of tools to a plan and for a purpose. A cutting instrument was especially valuable, for, of all carnivorous animals, humans are the only ones not equipped with tearing claws or canine teeth long enough to pierce and rend skin: humans need sharp tools to get through the skin to the meat. Naturally fractured pieces of rock, bone or flint with sharp edges that could cut became the first tools of human beings. Then, gradually evolved in construction give way to Bronze, Copper, Iron, Steel and Titanium. Many cultures have their unique version of the knife. Due to its role as humankind’s first tool, certain cultures have attached spiritual and religious significance to the knife.

Posted for Sunday Stills challenge ‘Hand Tools’


8 thoughts on “Hand Tools

  1. Now, that looks very sharp and not too safe! I can’t think of what I’d use a tool like for unless I was on “Survivor”!! Beautiful picture though. 🙂

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