This is an original Paroir from the Bourgogne France, not one of my own making.
It comes fully restored and sharp with an original “Loop” to anchor it to its bench.
The handle is Elm with a brazed steel ferrule and friction fit to the handle. It has space for further driving into the tang should it come loose with use and time.
The main body of the Paroir and loop are of wrought iron and the cutting edge is shear steel. I would be surprised to find this blade is any less than 120 years old. Whilst it was made in a rural region of France where materials may have been difficult to source I have found many other tools in the area with wrought bodies and cast steel edges. This suggest the blade as forged before cast steel was either cheap or accessible.
The Overall length is 34”, the Blade 24” and the length of the loop is 14”