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On view at the Museum: The Food Sector

Sugar hatchet

Modern Era, Europe

This hatchet was a dual-purpose utensil. The blade was used for cutting a sugar loaf in pieces and the flat hammer side for crushing them.


  • Type: Utensil
  • Place of origin: Europe
  • Materials and techniques: Metal Wood
  • Date: circa 1650
  • Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.5 x 30 cm
  • Weight: 250 g
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