Stirrup Adze also referred to as a Connecticut Hand Adze; 19th century; 2636


Arnold Zlotoff Tool Museum


Stirrup Adze also referred to as a Connecticut Hand Adze

About this object

This primitive form of adze, with a blade secured by a strap or lashing, has been used for thousands of years appearing in many Egyptian tomb paintings. This particular tool was probably made for trade in South America or Asia, where its use can still be witnessed today.

Date Made

19th century

Medium and Materials

Iron, Wood

Inscription and Marks

Illegible: JB
Sheffield (England)


8 1/4" Handle, 3 3/4" Blade

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