Sinew-twisting rod

This was most often used in pairs to adjust the tension of the sinew backing cables of a bow. Collected 1826-7 by Peard on the voyage of HMS Blossom.

Object Summary

Museum Number 51/1916/78
Simple Name tool
Full Name sinew-twisting rod
Common Name sinew-twisting rod
Material walrus ivory
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent America
Collection area/region N
Production county Bering Strait / Northwest Alaska
Production continent America
Cultural group Inupiat or Yup’ik Eskimo
Function name tool
Function detail Most often used in pairs to adjust the tension of the sinew backing cables of a bow