Stonemason's chisel (5)

Chisel used by stonemason.  It has a small blade that tapers unevenly  toward a squared shaft with chamferred corners.  The end of the chisel is rounded to withstand impact when struck with a mallet.  Mason's name is on the side.    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) 195mm, width (blade) 30mm, width (top) 22mm
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metal & iron alloy
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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