1884.21.41

Axe, with crescent blade (convex edge) fixed with three ring sockets on shanks to a wooden haft. [SM 13/04/2007]

Place details: ASIA. India. Unknown. Cultural Group: Khond Local Name: Pharsa [Khond] Materials: Iron Metal / Wood Plant / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / Bound / Punched / Riveted / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 1450 mm Max W = 140 mm When Collected: By 1862 Acquired: Donated 1884

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

Object description: Axe, with crescent blade (convex edge) fixed with three ring sockets on shanks to a wooden haft. The ring sockets are riveted to the blade. The top half of the haft is bound with widthways bands of iron and longer strips of iron with raised punch marks which criss-cross underneath the widthways iron bands. The haft butt and head are capped with iron. [SM 13/04/2007]