adze (general & multipurpose)

Adze like implement of four wooden pieces comprising two waisted oval clasps, a rounded handle and a wooden blade which has been hardened by burning throughout and is surprisingly sharp. It’s probable that this object was formerly used for food preparation purposes such as splitting breadfruit, cracking coconuts and other nuts.

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