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Mast shave, Warren, ca. 1856

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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. It is signed “MALLET CAST STEEL WARRANTED WARREN ME” Size: 22 1/2” long, 15 3/4” blade.

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