- Dated: circa 1600
- Measurements: Length of metal 34 3/8”, overall 90”
The axe head has a sloping concave blade pierced with geometric shapes and a fleur de lis, plus angled beak with thickened point. The spike has a diamond-section of 17” integrally forged side straps with ferrule and separate front and rear reinforcing straps. Features mounted on later octagonal wood shaft with period brass dome-head nails.
Source: © Antique Weapons Store
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