This is a chisel with a handle.
It is from Thebes. Carpenters and cabinetmakers worked in groups and had a sophisticated array of tools. Axes and saws were used for cutting tree trunks into planks, adzes for shaping, planing and shaving, awls and bow drills for boring holes, chisels and wooden mallets for shaping and cutting grooves. Egypt did not have any large forests so they tended to import wood from eastern Afrika and the Lebanon.This small chisel may have been used as a hand tool for delicate work, so the handle gives a comfortable grip. This is a chisel with a handle. It is made from a copper alloy and wood. It is between 3,300 and 3,600 years old, dating to the 18th Dynasty (1550-1295 BCE) in the New Kingdom.