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Object Name Drawknife
Date 1910-1940
Maker Handmade or Blacksmith Made
Material Steel/Brass/Wood
Used Saranac Lake
Description Inshave or Drawknife, generally a cooper's tool for carving the concave part of the barrel stave, etc. Deep bellied style with steel blade and handles made of brass pipe over wood. Handmade: tool marks overall. Possibly a "make-do" (handmade from another tool, etc.) or a modified from a shallower inshave and given replacement handles. Machine tooled (turned) brass handles are hollow.
Although this type of knife was most often used as a coopering tool, this specific tool was used by (and probably made for/modified by) Willard Hanmer, for carving out a guideboat yoke. He probably used this tool for non-boat-building tasks also.
Notes Was previously cataloged as T:CC030B : Drawknives and Shaves. Came from Willard Hanmer, the guideboat builder.
Dimensions H-4 W-14 D-5 inches
Collection T:COO
Catalog Number 1957.113.0001
Other number AM 0726
Imagefile 051\1957.113.0001.JPG
Species Drawknife