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Object Name Drawknife, Hollowing
Catalog Number 1993.8.224
Date ca. 1850
Material(s) Wood; wrought iron; brass
Dimensions H-1.375 W-9.375 D-1.125 inches
Description This is a wooden handled drawknife with a with convex curve and arching handles. There is a brass fence in front of a wrought iron convex blade with two tangs inserted through the stock with two screws securing their position. Instead of a fully exposed blade, the back of the whole is closed.
Notes Collected by donor over the last 30 years from barns, storage sheds, and antique stores in north central Kentucky and probably southern Indiana and Ohio as well. Used to cut shallow concave surfaces, presumably for chair seats and backs.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Carpentry
Wood carving
Wood working
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS