Drawknife, gently curved metal blade with wooden handles at angle to blades


Drawknife, gently curved slightly convex blade with two wooden handles, one at each end and at an 45 degree angle to the blade. The handles are hardwood attached by steel tang and with rounded steel terminals. The blade is marked “6” and with the makers name “ECS Keen Kutter”.

These tools belonged to Patrick Clancy (1870-1954), Beechpark, Ennis, who was apprenticed to Morgan Mc Inerney of Ennis as a carpenter and wheelwright. He later became head carpenter for the Crowe family of Dromore House, Ruan. The tools were passed on to heis nephew Kirwan, John F, Ruan, also a carpenter, who donated them to the de Valera Museum.

Collection: De Valera Museum

Category: Tool/Implement

2000.0057 (5211)