Tree-felling wedge

identifier

MOT V Dv 0004

morphology

craft

holotype

MOT V Dv 0004 L=32cm WD=6cm WT=400gr
description

The felling wedge is an approx. 30 cm long wooden wedge that is driven into the saw cut when felling thick trees to prevent the saw from jamming and to make the tree fall in the right direction. Usually two or three are used together. These wedges can also prevent the saw from jamming when cutting the felled tree into pieces. A splitting wedge is sometimes used instead of the felling wedge. [MOT]