Object Title

Axe

Axe

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIC.25

Provenance

Presented by the Indian Government, 1861. From the Indian disarmament of 1859.

Physical Description

The blade is approximately a long crescent with the extreme ends somewhat cusped. The blade is fastened to the tapering bamboo shaft by four straps of iron that wrap around the shaft and have the blade riveted between the ends.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the blade is 382 mm, the length of shaft being 980 mm. Weight: The weight of the axe is 0.67 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, no. Ad.233, p.7.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no.xv 451, p.30.

Notes

This weapon has the appearance of having been made by a local blacksmith.