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Toki (Adze)

Pre 1934

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Toki. Adze. Multipurpose tool used for carving wood and other materials. Carved from toka (stone). Dark in colour. Triangular in cross-section. Sharp cutting edge. Bevel is concave. Sides are highly polished. Front of the blade is slightly rounded, and highly polished. Prominent shoulder. From shoulder reduced to butt and poll. Butt and poll are left pecked. Overall surface treatment is highly polished.

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