Splitter (stonecutter)

identifier

MOT V 2001.0013

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V 2001.0013 L=19cm WD=2,5cm WT=285gr. Inscription: BEDFORD SHEFFIELD MADE IN ENGLAND.

holotype

MOT V 2001.0028 L=19,5cm WD=2,5cm WT=358gr. Inscription: AC Fordt.
description

The stonecutter's splitter is a heavy metal chisel (300-400 gr) with a narrow cut to carve holes for wedges in natural stone.

It is approx. 15-20 cm long with a narrow (0.5-1 cm), straight or convex cut. The whole is rectangular or octagonal in section.

To be distinguished from the splitting chisel of different metal workers. [MOT]