river Tumnin, Ussuri Krai, Soviet harbor, village Khutu-Data
late 19th - early 20th century
Metal: iron; wood
length of handle 28.5; length of top 5.5
Hand drill with a narrow wooden handle, with a thicker low end, into which a small metal bit is thrust. The narrower part of the handle is covered with rows of notches to prevent hand sliding during work. The process of making wooden utensils or hunting accessories was rather labor-consuming. Wooden dowels were used to joint the parts. To speed up the process, a belt was wound on the tool’s handle, proceeding to operate it like a bow drill.
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