Socketed Chisel


A beautiful socketed chisel, which tapers carefully down towards the smooth and well-constructed blade. The inside part of the chisel also displays impressive workmanship.

Date: Circa 2nd Millennium BC
Condition: Excellent condition.


SKU: EH-077 Category: Tag:

European Bronze Age farmers differed from their stone-cutting predecessors – they used horses and chariots to work; kept flocks of sheep for woollen clothing; and used bronze as a standard commodity of exchange.

Technological development was rapid; the manufacture of tools and weapons increased; and specialised equipment emerged for shaving, woodworking, and metalworking.

A chisel is defined by the characteristically-shaped cutting edge of the blade on its end. It was, and still is, predominantly used for carving or cutting a hard material by hand, such as wood, stone, or metal.

Weight 32.87 g
Dimensions L 5.4 x W 1.8 cm


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