Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Another job you probably wouldn't want to do, Knife maker
Craftsmen in the French knifemaking city of Thiers lie on wooden planks over the large water-driven and lubricated grindstones to grind knives to shape. The prone position allowed them to apply more pressure on the blade, the board also protects them from the spray of water. Looks exhausting. Not only tiring, but cold and damp also, so these workers have trained their dogs to lie on their legs to keep them warm.
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Fascinating. Here's a couple more dogs...the one directly in front of the pot belly stove looks pretty content.
But in a really creepy turn of events, this guy here appears to be using his daughter instead of his dog:
Thanks! much better quality pictures. I think I'll just leave the daughter pic there...
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