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, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 14.5 x 4 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 5 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5754

Brown wooden cylindrical handle, widened to a triangle at one end and bent. Wider end is flat with a metal plate over end and wrapped on narrow sides. It is held in place with nails. Ten small tooth-like metal prongs held under metal strap on convex side of handle curve.