Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cedar bark cutter
  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • cedar bark cutter, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • wood, metal
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 13 x 4 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5752

Brown wooden handle, slightly curved and widened at one end. Smaller end is rounded, wider end is flat with a metal plate over end and wrapped on narrow sides. It is held in place with nails. Three toothlike metal strips ared held down with the metal plate. The pointed end is on the convex curve of the tool. The non-pointed end is laid flat for all three on the concave side of the tool.