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Mast shave, Warren, ca. 1856

Contributed by Davistown Museum

A mastshave is a large and heavy variety of the Carpenter's Drawing knife with a straight, flat blade used for trimming masts and spars.

James Mallet, who made this shave, worked in Warren from 1856-1871.


Size: 22 1/2” long, 15 3/4” blade.

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  • Title: Mast shave, Warren, ca. 1856
  • Creator: Mallet, James
  • Creation Date: circa 1856
  • Subject Date: circa 1856
  • Town: Warren
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Cast steel, wood and brass
  • Local Code: 72801T1
  • Collection: Maine Made Tool Table-MIV
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Davistown Museum
PO Box 346, 58 Main Street #4, Liberty, ME 04949
(207) 288-5126

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