Granite knife sharpener attached to a block of wood

This knife sharpener is made up of a piece of granite nailed onto a piece of wood. Street hawkers, such as the chicken rice seller, used this knife sharpener to hone their cleavers and knives.

Date/Period
1970s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 9.3 x 22.5 x 7.6 cm
Accession No.
2006-01385
Material
wood (plant material)
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Folklife Collection

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