Adze were traditionally used for cutting wood, digging, removing sago from palms, but also had a ceremonial function and were used for fashioning canoes, shields, drums and masks. Adze's in Papua New Guinea were highly prized possessions. This adze has a metal tip and is wrapped in twine. A great item for you home or collection. COMES ON STAND Mid-20th Century Shows Age and Wear 21 Inches on Stand 19 Inches Tall Adze 11.5 Inches Long x 2 Inches Wide 1.5 Inches x 1 Inch Handle AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE.YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.