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Axe Identification


Jessee White

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I picked up this axe and I am trying to find more information on what it might be.  It was presented to me as an 8th to 11th century Viking bee keeper/hunter for honey of wild bees found in a forest near Chernihiv, Ukraine.  I am skeptical on the age but havn't seen this type of axe and I didn't spend much so I took a chance on it.  I thought this forum would be a good place to start.  Any thoughts?

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I'd say late 19th-early 20th century morticing axe.  The Ukrainians have a lot of really interesting axe forms throughout history.  But, the condition and the type of corrosion on that tells me it's not old at all. Still pretty cool, though.  Hopefully some of the other axe-heads will pop in for a look, I'm not as familiar with eastern European forms as I should be.

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