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Title Belt axe head
Nationality European
Period 15th century
Price £95.00

This ground find is a typical camp or belt axe of the type carried by archers in the fighting during the Hundred Years War. It would have been used for small jobs around the camp. In the Balkans, these axes have turned up as ground finds on the Kosovo battlefield, where they would probably have been used by both sides in a similar way.

In the Balkans, these might also have been used as light cavalry axes against the Turks, who, with only their turbans to protect them, were vulnerable to this sort of instrument.

It measures about 13cm from the back of the socket to the leading edge. Its condition, as you would expect of a ground find, is heavily corroded, but all the essential shape is still there.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Polearms : European : 15th Century]

testimonials

The sword came in untouched [pristine] condiotion. Thank you very much. I am looking forward to next time.

P S, Czech Republic, 23.09.2013

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005

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