1884.21.35

Axe-adze with heavy rectangular blade that is triangular in long section, with a square tang in an iron-plated socket with wooden haft. [SM 25/07/2007]

Place details: SE ASIA. Philippines / Mindanao Island. Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Iron Metal / Wood Plant / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / Carved / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 652 mm Max W = 212 mm Maker: Unknown Field Collector: Unknown When Collected: ?By 1874 Other Owners: Pitt Rivers sent this object to Bethnal Green Museum for display, as part of the first batch of objects sent there, probably in 1874. This object was listed in the Delivery Catalogue as having been transferred from South Kensington Museum in 1884 PRM Source: Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection Acquired: Donated 1884

KEYWORD: Axe / Adze / CLASS: Weapon / Tool / ?.

Object description: Axe-adze with heavy rectangular blade that is triangular in long section, with a square tang in an iron-plated socket with wooden haft. The blade is reversible i.e. it can be used as an axe or an adze. [SM 25/07/2007]