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Toki (Adze)

Pre 1942

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Toki. Adze. Multipurpose tool used for carving wood and other materials. Carved from basalt toka (stone). Light grey in colour. Quadrangular in cross-section. Sharp cutting edge but large loss at one corner. Steep bevel. Sides are roughly formed and left flaked in some areas. Front of the blade is smooth. Reduced towards the butt and poll. Poll left pecked. Overall surface treatment is roughly flaked and pecked.

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