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adze,

tool similar in purpose and use to an axe but with the cutting edge at right angles to the handle rather than aligned with it. The details of construction of a particular adze will depend on its intended application. Some types have a single cutting edge with the rear side of the head formed into a hammer or a picklike tool. Other types have a head with two identical cutting edges back to back. The principal use of the adze is in dressing and squaring large timbers. However, since these two processes are now usually performed by machine tools in factories, the adze is no longer commonly used.

adze

British term for adz.

adze

(US), adz
a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber
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The article is devoted to discussion of some issues associated with the industry of wood-chopping tools (axes, adzes, gouges) of the so-called Russian Karelian or Eastern Karelian type.
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They compare this to the Baktaman custom of fagarin where the focus is on a groom's payback in food--bananas, marita pandanus and pork--to those who have assisted him with the payment of his bridewealth: a bow, an adze blade, a string-bag, some black salt (yol), some nassa (bonang) and cowrie (kior) shell-bands placed on top of the carcass of a pig killed for the bridal feast and provided by a female relative of the groom.
As for the adze, the blade should be sharpened on just one side--the bottom side.
Such flaked tools on non-obsidian cryptocrystalline raw materials, as opposed to adze maintenance debitage, are very rare in Minanga Sipakko and Kamassi, and were clearly not part of the main lithic assemblage in either of these sites.
Akerman, K & Bindon, P 1984, 'The edge-ground stone adze and modern counterparts in the Kimberley region, Western Australia', Records of the Western Australian Museum 11(4):357-73.
The exchange of LBK adze blades in Central Europe: an example for economic investigations in archaeology, in D.
Neither here nor there: a rites of passage site on the eastern fringes of the Mauna Kea adze quarry, Hawai'i.
There was a dense accumulation of stone flakes and artefacts in various stages of manufacture, including many adze roughouts, hammerstones and whetstones.
Figure 5 underrepresents the significance of MIO since a high proportion of the flakes in each assemblage are waste flakes from adze making.
He will also be demonstrating the use of the bow drill and an adze.
They honored the canoe builders for their ability to turn a hollowed cedar log into a sleek craft using only a hand adze, a stone maul, and bone, antler, or stone chisels.