Category: ax

Turkish Balta Ax, 17th century.

Turkish Balta Ax, 17th century.

from The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

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Eight Various African Edged Weapons

The first of the Zande, Arungara or Abarambo tribe, of russet iron, the sickle-shaped blade with beak-like projection at the back, and slender haft with scrolled bar at the base above the grip (binding missing); a Congolese hatchet of the Ngbandi tribe, with broad double-edged blade widening to a hooked rounded point, incised with line decoration and inlaid with four copper ovals on each side, pierced ricasso with incised line decoration, and waisted wooden grip bound with iron, copper and brass ribbon; a Congolese throwing knife with curved blade decorated with incised line and punched decoration, widening to form a double-edged rounded point inlaid with three copper dots on each side of the hooked extension, and with wooden grip bound with iron and brass ribbon; an axe with slender double-edge blade of flattened diamond section, on its hardwood haft of circular section rising to a block-shaped mount pierced with an arch and incised with small circles; another of the Ngombe tribe, with wide flat single-edged blade hooked at the point and with four blunt projections along the back, the surface on each side with incised line decoration, wooden grip bound with iron ribbon and wire, and integral pommel of two compressed circles surmounted by a faceted button; an axe (Silepe) with slender crescentic head incised with wrigglework and secured to the haft by the divided tang, on hardwood haft of slender circular section; a Congolese sword, the wide blade with waved double edge and rounded point, large ovoidal openwork forte, and incised line decoration overall, on brass-mounted wooden grip with large faceted pommel; and an Upper Congo (Songye) axe (Nzapa Zap), the characteristic iron blade with crescentic cutting-edge and formed of partly twist bars incised with human faces on each side, on waisted wooden haft entirely covered in copper secured by copper nails.

Dagger, ax and arrowheads, 11-13 centuries.

Dagger, ax and arrowheads, 11-13 centuries.

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British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword and an Indian Axe, 19th Century

The first with 81.5 cm blade etched with scrolls, regimental badge of the 1st Madras (European) Regiment, (late 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers/1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers) and battle honours to Ava, regulation brass gothic hilt, ribbed wood grip [missing shagreen and wire wrap], the second with large head engraved with foliage and standing figures in brass, 13 cm spike, 86 cm overall.

Eight Various African Edged Weapons The f…

Eight Various African Edged Weapons

The first of the Zande, Arungara or Abarambo tribe, of russet iron, the sickle-shaped blade with beak-like projection at the back, and slender haft with scrolled bar at the base above the grip (binding missing); a Congolese hatchet of the Ngbandi tribe, with broad double-edged blade widening to a hooked rounded point, incised with line decoration and inlaid with four copper ovals on each side, pierced ricasso with incised line decoration, and waisted wooden grip bound with iron, copper and brass ribbon; a Congolese throwing knife with curved blade decorated with incised line and punched decoration, widening to form a double-edged rounded point inlaid with three copper dots on each side of the hooked extension, and with wooden grip bound with iron and brass ribbon; an axe with slender double-edge blade of flattened diamond section, on its hardwood haft of circular section rising to a block-shaped mount pierced with an arch and incised with small circles; another of the Ngombe tribe, with wide flat single-edged blade hooked at the point and with four blunt projections along the back, the surface on each side with incised line decoration, wooden grip bound with iron ribbon and wire, and integral pommel of two compressed circles surmounted by a faceted button; an axe (Silepe) with slender crescentic head incised with wrigglework and secured to the haft by the divided tang, on hardwood haft of slender circular section; a Congolese sword, the wide blade with waved double edge and rounded point, large ovoidal openwork forte, and incised line decoration overall, on brass-mounted wooden grip with large faceted pommel; and an Upper Congo (Songye) axe (Nzapa Zap), the characteristic iron blade with crescentic cutting-edge and formed of partly twist bars incised with human faces on each side, on waisted wooden haft entirely covered in copper secured by copper nails.

An Ottoman Janissary battleax, mid 18th centur…

An Ottoman Janissary battleax, mid 18th century.

from Auctions Imperial 

Bronze ax, 16th-14th century BC

Bronze ax, 16th-14th century BC

Chinese dagger axe with turqouise inlaid bronz…

Chinese dagger axe with turqouise inlaid bronze hilt and nephrite blade, Shang Dynasty, 12th century BC

victoriansword: British Pattern 1845 Infantry …

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British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword and an Indian Axe, 19th Century

The first with 81.5 cm blade etched with scrolls, regimental badge of the 1st Madras (European) Regiment, (late 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers/1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers) and battle honours to Ava, regulation brass gothic hilt, ribbed wood grip [missing shagreen and wire wrap], the second with large head engraved with foliage and standing figures in brass, 13 cm spike, 86 cm overall.

British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword …

British Pattern 1845 Infantry Officer’s Sword and an Indian Axe, 19th Century

The first with 81.5 cm blade etched with scrolls, regimental badge of the 1st Madras (European) Regiment, (late 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers/1st Bn Royal Dublin Fusiliers) and battle honours to Ava, regulation brass gothic hilt, ribbed wood grip [missing shagreen and wire wrap], the second with large head engraved with foliage and standing figures in brass, 13 cm spike, 86 cm overall.