1) The handle or shaft of an implement.

1610 two shouell Evens 4d, one hammer Even of iron 18d, Kirkstall. In an undated inventory of c.1480, a York tradesman had v shaffe of harrow evens and the reference here was probably to the shafts of the 'arrows'. In 1692, Thomas Kay of Sheffield had Woodhaft evens valued at Ł1 10s 0d in his inventory

that is hafts for wood-knives.

dates 1480 1610 1692

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