Another one of Sadao Oka's few carving tools. This is a small wedge that he used to carve in details and lines into the three dimensional birds. Tools like this were important for his art because with these he was able to add in details that make them look much more realistic than they would have otherwise. The supply of materials and tools that he and his carving class had was extremely limited due to their incarceration so whatever tools they did have became very important.
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