Object Title

Spokeshave or roter

Spokeshave or roter



Object Number



Part of a collection of scabbards, scabbard parts and related tools (IX.3407-IX.3476) purchased on 3rd March 1988. Formerly Deposit 341. Collection ref. no. of this item: U. The tools were used by Mr Arthur Coxen in his scabbard-making business, from about 1942 until 1983. For further information, see inventory file for collection.

Physical Description

Of usual form - a miniature, all-metal plane (width: 20 mm (0.8 in)) with a lobate grip projecting from each side, concave on the underside. On the underside of the right grip is an adjustable guiding piece, anchored by a screw. The surface was originally painted black, but only small traces now remain, mostly on the underside of the grips.


Dimensions: Width: 291 mm (11.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On the underside of the rear of the plane blade: '10'.


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