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Need identification of Axe

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Fokky, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Fokky


    Sep 21, 2019
    Hello, I purchased a bunch of rocks from a company that digs it out of the riverbed so I could fill my backyard, well while I was going trough the rocks there was a big clump of mud from the riverbed and an axe inside of it that looked pretty interesting to me. The Axe weights around 1.8kg/4lb and it's 30cm/11.8in long and 17cm/6.7in high. I can't see any markings as it's rusted out. Can someone help me identify this axe as I've never seen this type of axe in my area. I'm from South East europe if that helps.

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  2. A17


    Jan 9, 2018
    @Ernest DuBois, could you shed some light on this thing's origin?
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  3. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    Come-on now, it's very far from me and my range also does not extend that way and is becoming more and more narrow too. Honestly I don't recognize it. It does seem in good condition. Maybe once cleaned up there's an indication and in that view, please no chemical or high-tech cleaning methods which cause great ruination to old axes.
    In general bearded axes are not suited for chopping across the grain as in felling and bucking. They are more purposeful working wood along the growth axis as in the work of the carpenter etc... What is it, out of the mountains of Croatia or something?
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  4. Fokky


    Sep 21, 2019
    Yes, it's from Croatia but from flatlands not mountainous area. It would be interesting to know how it ended up in the river but I guess ill never know. Mud protected it pretty good but the handle rotted away as expected.
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