D Adze - ROM2005_5306_1


D Adze

Maker: Nuu-chah-nulth
Medium:Wood handle with head carved to represent an eagle, set with an iron blade
Geography: Clo-oose, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Date: 19th-early 20th century
8.5 x 21 x 4 cm
Object number: 939.31.36
Credit Line: George T. Emmons Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture
DescriptionThe D adze, named for its shape, is used for fine wood work and finishing. The adze is held with the blade angled down and toward the carver. The extension of the handle at the blade end supports the ball of the carver’s hand and helps to increase the force of the strike.
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