Mason's trowel

identifier

ID 195

morphology

craft

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 94.0047 L=30cm WD=15cm WT=550gr

holotype

MOT V 2003.0036 (Spain: Catalonia) L=16cm WD=10,9cm H=25cm WT=283gr. Inscription: 16.
description

Hand tool for mixing, shoveling and spreading mortar over stones, walls, floors, ceilings, etc. It is also used to chop off stones and to collect the falling mortar during grouting. It consists of a rounded or pointed metal blade attached to a short straight handle with a bent stem. The blade is usually quite large (approx. 16-19 cm / 10-15 cm), in contrast to the blade of the plasterer's trowel. [MOT]