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Adze

Object Number:NA5700
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chilkat
Tlingit
Provenience: Alaska
Culture Area: Northwest Coast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Iron
Wood
Plant Fiber
Cloth
Length: 41.4 cm
Width: 11.8 cm
Credit Line:Wanamaker Expedtion to the Northwest Coast, Louis Shotridge, 1917

Description

Iron adze lashed to a wooden handle with spruce root. The butt end of the iron blade is forged into a ring which serves as an additional attachment point to the handle. Used for general, large-scale woodworking like hollowing out a canoe or house construction.

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