Ice pick

identifier

ID 536

morphology

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 2002.0069 L=20cm WD=2cm WT=35gr. Inscription: MADE IN GERMANY STÖCKEL.

holotype

MOT V 2002.0070 L=20cm WD=7cm WT=144gr
description

Awl (approx. 20 cm long) used to break large blocks of ice into pieces. The awl is held at an angle of 45 ° and the tip is pushed into the ice to break it. This is continued until flakes of the desired size are obtained.

An ice pick can also consist of six shorter awls (about 3 cm) next to each other at some distance so that it has a fork-like shape (1). [MOT]

(1) According to BRIDGE & TIBBETTS: 55, this instrument would be used to sculpt ice.