prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM0001310755179Chisel, tohi, of wood, bone, and coconut fibre, from the Society Islands (probably Tahiti); part of the Banks collection (1886.1.390)

Wooden handle, approximately 170 mm long, shaped at one end and recessed to take a 'blade' made from bone. The end of the bone is bevelled to form a chisel-like edge. The bone is bound to the wooden handle using plaited coconut fibre cord. 42 mm of the bone protrudes from the wooden handle


  PRM000095968Chisel (with scale)
PRM0001304435179Detail of cutting edge