here, this is what I was talking about. The one on the left would have been used on the upper arm or thigh, and the one on the right used on the lower arm or lower leg.
Or, as I said to one gentle guest who asked me what they were (when my group had the folly of leaving me alone in camp):
“I’ve forgotten what they’re called, but they’re for amputations.”
“Amputations??” (The guest, looking puzzled, doesn’t see a cutting blade, and is wondering what I’m talking about.)
“Yes. It’s for the meat.”
“Yes. You slide this over the bone (pointing to the hole), and grab the ends like this, and pull back to get the meat out of the way so they can saw off the damaged part.”
Yeah. They try not to leave me alone in camp anymore.