Contributed by Davistown Museum


This gouge has a clearly hand forged iron socket. A finely wrought slick-like gouge from the golden age of Maine's
shipbuilding era made by a major Maine edge toolmaker. It is of the quality of cast steel, but not marked as such, this
natural forged steel edge tool shows how good Maine blacksmith's were at making steel edge tools during the florescence of the shipbuilding years.
Size: 22" long including 11" handle, 2 9/16" wide.

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About This Item

  • Title: Gouge
  • Creator: Higgins & Libby
  • Creation Date: circa 1820
  • Subject Date: circa 1820
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Forged iron and weld steel, wood handle
  • Local Code: 61204T17
  • Collection: Maine Made Tool Table-Maritime III
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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

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