Summary

The adze is made with a section of nautilus shell, the edges ground down and thinned to make it sharp. It was used to cut out the centre of a log to make a canoe.

Physical Description

Canoe adze. Metal, cane, vegetable fibre twine, wood. Hafted.

Significance

Few examples are known to exist of this type of adze, most being made of stone or metal.

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