Antique 17th - 18th Century German Saxon Miner's Guild Axe
Antique 17th - early 18th century German Saxon miner's guild axe of characteristic form. The hand forged iron head with visible lamination of forge layered structure and stamped on each face with the maker marks.
The leading edge drawn up to an acute point capped with a brass finial, pierced with a slipped trefoil and small circles, tubular socket flattened on the inside with chequered rear-hammer peen. Mounted on its distinctive original wooden haft.
Illustriertes Lexikon der Hieb- und Stichwaffen: Der Ratgeber für alle Liebhaber historischer Waffen, by Jan Sach. Page.137
We will provide the buyer with a copy of the page from the mentioned reference together with a certificate of authenticity.
CONDITION: Showing age and usage, in good condition, considering its age to be approximately 300 years old.
Overall length: 79 cm (31.1 inches)
Height of the blade: 24.5 cm (9.65 inches)