Dan Friday

D-Adz

Furnace-sculpted glass, 10.5"h x 4.5"w x 2.25"d, Item No. 17045,

An adze is a cutting tool similar to an axe but with the cutting edge perpendicular to the handle rather than parallel. They have been used since the  stone age. Adzes are used for smoothing or carving wood in hand woodworking. American Northwest coast native peoples traditionally used adzes for both functional construction (from bowls to canoes) and art (from masks to totem poles). Northwest coast adzes take two forms: hafted and D-handle. 

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