Antique 16th Century Renaissance Period Battle Axe
Authentic antique 16th century Renaissance period superb Quality Battle Axe Details: A large sturdy hand forged high carbon steel head of classical form with an oval central block, large crescent form blade, and down-curved tapering beak-shaped rear-fluke of diamond cross-section.
The blade of the axe is pierced with a shaped panel for adornment and to reduce the weight so that the blade is lighter and better-balanced. This type of pierced work can be seen on the 16th -17th century axes and halberds heads. The high carbon steel with visible in several places with lamination in the steel forge layered structure.
CONDITION: The axe head is hand forged from high carbon steel. If you tap on the blades with something they will sing like a tuning fork. In fact, they ring for quite a long time with a bright clear tone. In good condition considering its age, but showing age and usage, slightly pitted, forge layered structure visible in sever areas and file traces left from hand finishing the surface after the forging.
MEASUREMENTS Overall length of the head: 30 cm (11.81 inches) Height of the blade: 16 cm (6.3 inches) Weight: 903 grams (1.99 pounds)