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(design engineering)
A woodcutting tool with a long, narrow blade and two handles mounted at right angles to the blade.
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an instrument used in stripping bark from logs and in primitive planing. Stone drawknives consisting of flint flakes with concave and arched working edges were used from the middle of the Paleolithic (Mousterian culture) until the Bronze Age. Iron drawknives were first utilized in the early Iron Age (La Tène culture, second half of the first millennium B.C.). These drawknives were bent blades with sharp working edges and two handles that resembled modern carpenter’s drawknives.

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drawknife, drawshave

A woodworking tool consisting of a blade with a handle at each end; the tool is drawn over the surface toward the user.
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