This is something that erks me no end -- when Eddy was here yesterday his hands were all over this head , now have to oil it & put it back in the racks to avoid a permanent reminder in the way of rusty fingerprints from salty hands. Why can't people look with their eyes - a constant problem when we put on displays.
C.1800 Indo-Persian Double-Headed War Axe. A typical and good quality war axe used by Indo-Persian soldiers during the 1800's. With finely detailed and engraved floral decoration to the blades, with inlaid silver highlights. Mounted on an steel haft with bulbous finial. Length of the axe is 26.5 inches.
A froe, a hewing or broad hatchet (flat on the back) and four carvers adzes (also known as chair makers, gutter or cooper's adzes, depending on exact design). The small one at the top I made from a railroad spike.