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Adze - the thick body made of dark stone with a carved groove for securing the head to a handle. Cutting edge is sharpened in a crescent shape. The top of the adze is rounded, There are clear wear marks along the groove where the adze would have been straped to a handle, and along the cutting edge. Unknown origin but likely from the Pacific Islands.
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Pacific Island Group
3 1/4 (W) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation