1894.32.63

Khond axe with eye-hafted iron blade which is formed into four spikes and a wooden haft partly bound in brass wire. [SM 13/04/2007]

Place details: ASIA. India. Cultural Group: Khond Local Name: Unknown. Materials: Iron Metal / Wood Plant / Brass Metal / Metal Wire / ?. Processes: Forged (Metal) / Cast / Bound / Decorated / Incised / ?. Dimensions: Max L = 1055 mm Max W = 222 mm When Collected: By 1894 Acquired: Donated June 1894

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

Object description: Khond axe with eye-hafted iron blade which is formed into four spikes and a wooden haft partly bound in brass wire. Two of the blade spikes face forward and the remaining two point up and down. The blade is blackened on both sides and is decorated near the haft with an incised pattern. The haft has a finial spike held by a cast brass tube that is decorated with a cast design of grooves and semi-circles. The haft also has a brass butt. [SM 13/04/2007]