ID-DOC: search by shape

Identifying tools by shape only

The shape of the tool is often the only lead you have to find out more about it.

Here you find a range of morfological units, or shapes, in which tools can come by. You can easily determine which general shape your unknown hand tool has, click on this unit and look further.

??? What are these question marks doing here? These represent tools which we know by a Dutch or French term, but for which we couldn't find a proper English term. Suggestions are always welcome!

!!! We are aware that some things haven't been working properly since our website was updated. For instance, only one picture shows up for each type of tool; to see the rest of the tool's models, you must open the corresponding webpage. We apologize for the inconvenience; the webmaster is working on it.

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