Bow drill set consisting of a bow, mouthpiece and spindle. The bow is a slightly curved piece of antler which has holes drilled through each end for holding a hide thong. The mouthpiece has been fashioned from wood, and has a bearing made from hard limestone or marble inset into it. The mouthpiece lacks the wide flanges for protecting the cheeks found on most items of this type in the collection. The spindle has a wood shaft and an iron bit held in an antler socket piece that is secured to the shaft with a sinew lashing.
FROM CARD: "3 PARTS EACH. 1 DRILL."