Stonemason's chisel (11)

Chisel used by a stonemason.  It has a pointed blade shaped from four tapered straight sides.  It has a round shaft with serrated grooves around the circumference. The end of the chisel shows signs of use.    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) 160mm, width (shaft) 15mm
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metal & iron alloy
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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