The esclopet was a wooden glove, similar in shape to a small clog, which farmers would wear on their left hand to prevent cuts from the scythe when reaping. It was also worn as protection when sharpening tools. Without the esclopet, it would have been easy to cut oneself with the sharp scythe after a long day’s reapìng.
The size of the piece glove tells us whether it protected either three or four fingers on the left hand (the index might be left out). It was usually tied to the wrist with string or a leather strap and had a hole near the tip to let the hand breathe.