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hawk18

Skinny adze?

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Here's another find. This was covered in rust so I soaked it in vinegar for two days hence the grayish finish. No evidence of names or makers mark but shows some indication it might have been hand forged. Both the edge and poll are hardened. The body is not. I figure it must be an adze but I've never seen one with no flare to the blade. Not much curvature either, to facilitate close work in tight radii. If I can't come up with some other use, I'm going to polish it up and sharpen it. Then, I'll haft it and use it as an adze.

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We have similar things I have seen labelled as hand adzes. Bit like a bowl adze without the gouge curve. Should make a handy tool for you.

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Looks like one of the small adzes I saw in a video about coopering, one of the older more "primitive" tools they have replaced with things that look like weird half sideways rounded planer. I saw all kinds of things I'd never heard of or seen in that video.

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