Wood Carving Tools

Wood Carving Tools

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Another one of Sadao Oka's few carving tools. This is a large 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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Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
orange (overall color)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 3/4 in x 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 1.905 cm x 1.27 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of June Oka
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Japanese American
Executive Order 9066
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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