Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Northwest Coast maker
  • chisel, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • metal, wood, wire, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Diameter: 31 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 3/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5707

The chisel has a large, cylindrical wooden handle that tapers to the blade end. The wood has a slit to receive the flat, rectangular blade. There is silver colored metal wire wrapping and plant fiber over the tapering portion of the handle. The blade is nearly black and the handle is brown.