Inuit axe

AB 609, axe, Inuit, oak, iron, 29 cm x 15 cm, Collection of Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada.

Inuit axe

Inuit axe.

First Nations used the axe as both a chopping tool and a weapon. This one has a large hole in the handle which would have allowed the hunter to carry it on himself or lashed to a sled with a rope. These scrappers are original Inuit designs, but the blades have been made from re cycled materials such as used saw blades. All have wooden handles.


Although this is a commercial axe head , probably supplied by the early traders, it is very blade shape and in style to the ones crafted by First Nations. The blades would have been traded and the handles were homemade from local trees.