Stonemason's chisel (10)

Chisel used by stonemason.  It has a long flat rectangular blade that tapers to a point at one side.  It has a rounded shaft with worn ridges around the circumference.  The end of the chisel shows signs of frequent use with the edge well worn and curved over.   Stone was worked using a range of tools including saws and chisels.  Stone mason's tools have changed very little over the centuries.  Finer shaping and detail was worked by striking chisels like this with a large wooden mallet.  
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length (whole) 290mm, width (blade) 18mm, width (shaft) 13mm
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metal & iron alloy
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