Woodworkers tool. Used together with an axe or adze for the first rough shaping of the log or billet from which an implement, utensil, or figure, etc., is to be carved. The blades of this and the other tools were made by native blacksmiths. See 37-22-92, etc., 96, 97.
Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Current & Past Exhibitions:
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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