adze (hunting, fishing & trapping)

An adze from the Andaman Islands. The handle a short length of wood which ends in a natural hook, flattened on the top by splitting the top off it. Onto this lies a flat piece of shell which is covered with leaves and secured onto the wood by a strip of vegetable fibre tied around the shell and the hook of the wooden handle.

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