Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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adze blade
  • United States
  • adze blade, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 x 5 x 1 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 x 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5674

The flat metal piece is mostly rectangular. One of the short ends is rounded, thinner, flared and sharpened. The other short end has a small extension. The blade face is smooth, but the remainder has parallel lines. It is black.