A froe was a tool to split wood. Froe head is made from one piece of heavy-gauge forged iron. Loop for handle was made by crimping part of the blade. Blade is dull and has many nicks. There is no handle with froe head.
L. 37.5 x W. 8 x H. 6 cm (L. 14.7 x W. 3.15 x H. 2.4 in)
Place of Origin
Artisan or Artist
iron ; woodworking tools
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- iron (metal) ; Objects Facet -- Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- Tools and Equipment (Hierarchy Name) -- equipment -- woodworking equipment -- woodworking tools -- froes
Tools and Equipment for Materials -- woodworking tools and equipment -- froe
tools and equipment -- froes
Tools and Materials for artisans and artists
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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