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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]


Very pleased with the cavalry sword, a very unusual piece.

S G, UK, 17.08.2018

Bayonet arrived safely today. Thanks very much indeed, I'm very pleased with it.

N M, UK, 30.12.2009