Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Northwest Coast peoples
  • chisel, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • metal, wood, wire, plant fiber
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 29 x 3 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 11 3/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5691

The chisel has a wooden handle and metal blade. The brown wooden handle is cylindrical at one end, flat at the other with a slit to receive the metal blade. The metal blade is a long rectangle, held in place with wire wrapping over the end of the wooden handle. A strip of plant fiber is wrapped below the wire.