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Two knives, Bronze Age, Central Europe.
The first one, cast entirely with five so-called pseudo rivets and a characteristic and unique tip of the handle in the shape of five bumps.
Overall length 21 cm.
Modeled on a copy from Satu Mare in Transylvania, dated around 1600 BC.
The second, a bit later, Urnfield cultur, Germany, France, Poland.
A charismatic knife with a sleeve handle.
Overall length 23 cm, the handle is made of bog oak.



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Your bronze work always amazes me.


You definitely have a gift for creating these new/ancient pieces.

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Bronze ceremonial ax from Krottenthal, Germany, 1300 - 1100 B.C.
The two magnificent weapons belong to the earliest discoveries kept at the Archäologische Staatssammlung (Archaeological State Collection). In c.1784, a farmer in Krottenthal in Lower Bavaria dug up and sold some weapons. Quite obviously, the weapons belonged to a depot find, but most of the pieces probably went to the furnace. At least it was possible to save two pieces.
The axe was brought to the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Bavarian Academy of Sciences) in 1808 as a weapon of "outstanding beauty". The affiliation of the lance with the trove is not quite so clear. In the Nationalmuseum's (National Museum) old collection, it was the only object of the same quality from an unknown location. Because of the very similar patina, it was assigned to the Krottenthal Find. The axe is unique. The dating to the thirteenth to the eleventh centuries BC is based on the age of the lance tip "found nearby". The Krottenthal Axe would have been useless as a tool. It was either a ritual weapon or denoted rulership.
The description and the first photo of the artifact come from the website:
Overall length 27 cm, blade width 12.5 cm, weight 770 grams.






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Solar cults prevailed throughout Europe at that time. The ax was most likely closely related to them. All shapes and sizes are found all over Europe. It is believed that the ax was of great importance in the cult ceremonies, and the origin of these practices most likely comes from somewhere in the Carpathian zone.

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Your bronze work is incredible Ibor. That axe and the Urnfield knife are just beautiful.

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