Drawing knife is a long and thin single-sided forged steel blade with different wooden handles at ends. One handle is black and contoured with chips out of the bottom while the other is natural wood and a homemade replacement. Bottom of blade is lustrous and sharp where it has been filed. "W B" stamped on one side. Knife was used by Texas pioneers to chip or smooth wooden items.
L. 17.32 x W. 4.53 x H. 1.57 in (L. 44 x W. 11.5 x H. 4 cm)
Gift from J. R. Brummett to Texas Memorial Musem, 1950
Caption / Inscription / Signature
stamped "W B"
Artisan or Artist
steel ; wood ; woodworking tools
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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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