Baca County History

by the Plainsman Herald

Tag: knives

  • Tools of the Lost Trade: The Broomcorn Knife

    The knives were razor sharp and they wrapped their thumbs with the old style electrician’s tape (friction tape). Each night they would set around and sharpen their knives. -Ted Burhenn NOTE: This was originally posted in 2014.  This update changes the name to”Tools of the Lost Trade”, referencing the long gone broomcorn industry.  This update…