Woodworking tool: Axe, which has its blade perpendicular to the shaft.
Tool typically used in carpentry and boat building.
Adzes appear as early as during the Neolithic period (Bandkeramik Culture; so-called shoelast adzes and hoes).
|Side and top view of a shoelast adze
(Fig. from: Staatl. Museum f. Naturkunde u. Vorgeschichte Oldenburg (ed.), Frühe Bauernkulturen in Niedersachsen, Oldenburg 1983)
|Hafted adze in use
(Fig. from: Hess. Landesmuseum Darmstadt (ed.), Der Tod in der Steinzeit, Darmstadt 1991)
|Roman carpenter using adze, tombstone from Bordeaux
Roman carpenter using adze, tombstone from Bordeaux (Fig. from: W. Gaitzsch, Römische Werkzeuge, Limesmuseum Aalen, 1978)
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