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Object Name Drawknife
Catalog Number 1991.20.9
Maker Douglas Manufacturing Company
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Steel; wood;
Dimensions H-5.875 W-18 D-1.5 inches
Description This steel drawknife blade is flat with tangs extending at slight angle from plane of blade. There are two turned wooden handles with three inscribed lines, a brass yoke at entry of tang and brass cup on knob of handle where tang is flattened.
Notes The University of Kentucky began collecting in 1957 for the Kentucky Life Museum, an endeavor to "provide a permanent place for the hundreds of articles that have had a bearing upon the way people in Kentucky lived and worked..." Eventually, Waveland entered the Kentucky State Park System and was reinterpreted as a house museum. These artifacts were transfered as part of that reinterpretation.
Collection Waveland State Historic Site Collection
People Douglas Manufacturing Company
Subjects Tools
Wood work
Wood working
Construction equipment
Building construction
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS