Do you recognize this tool?
This Japanese tool is part of the East Asian collection at the Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at the University of Illinois (www.spurlock.illinois.edu).
The 30.7 cm long (height) tool weighs 216 g, was used by east Asian laborers. and dates from 1900 to 1959. The tool can be seen from several angles by clicking here.
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