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TITLE
Using the Cas Chrom, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_216
PLACENAME
unidentified
DISTRICT
Skye
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
13002
KEYWORDS
tools
crofting
ploughs
Using the Cas Chrom, Isle of Skye

A cas chrom, or crooked foot, was a farming tool that was particularly suited to certain areas of the Highlands because of the broken and rocky ground. The tool consisted of a strong piece of wood, about 6ft long, which was bent near to the lower end. It had a flat wooden head and a sharp piece of iron at the cutting edge. A piece of wood protruded from the shaft on the right hand side. This was so that the person using the cas chrom could use his foot to force the blade into the ground.


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Using the Cas Chrom, Isle of Skye

tools; crofting; ploughs

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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A cas chrom, or crooked foot, was a farming tool that was particularly suited to certain areas of the Highlands because of the broken and rocky ground. The tool consisted of a strong piece of wood, about 6ft long, which was bent near to the lower end. It had a flat wooden head and a sharp piece of iron at the cutting edge. A piece of wood protruded from the shaft on the right hand side. This was so that the person using the cas chrom could use his foot to force the blade into the ground. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>