A foot-powered, hand-feed platen letter press. It was brought to Yellowknife by The News of the North publishers for printing posters and small stationary jobs. Acquired in 1967 by Robert Jenkins, industrial arts teacher at the Yellowknife Public School, to help students learn the basics of graphic arts. Jenkins formed Canarctic Publishing Ltd. in 1972.
A two-person saw with a large toothed metal blade and adjustable handles on both ends. This 'Maple Leaf 170' crosscut saw was taken on Mackenzie family hunting trips. It was carefully placed in the bottom of a toboggan to avoid damaging the blade. Used for bucking or cutting logs into sections for building structures such as tent platforms.
Simonds Saw & Steel Company, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
A knife made of wood, metal and cloth tape. Called a 'crooked' knife, this style is used for many things, especially shaping and paring wood. The blade was probably cut from an old saw blade. Originally belonged to Pierre Liske Sr., once chief of Enodah, or Trout Rock, on Great Slave Lake.