1) A form of drawing-knife, originally used for shaping and finishing spokes, chair legs, barrel staves, etc.

1622 Item, three wimbles, thistle, speak shave, Cottingley

1638 a handsawe, a hatchett, a speake shawe and a broad chessle, Tankersley. ‘Speak’ was a common regional spelling of spoke: 1698 new speaks & 6 new boards, 3s, Salterforth.

dates 1622 1638 1698

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