Posted 4 years ago
This is a hand forged adz that I acquired. All of the metal, including the blade were hand forged by a blacksmith / tool maker. I think maybe it was used to make bowls or some other depressioned piece of wood. The blade is not scorped (rounded) but is very flat. The way that you hold the handle tells me that it was for something like a canoe, boat or maybe a chair. Anyway, it is a beautiful piece of early Americana.