Ax head and handle

Ax head and handle
Title
Ax head and handle
Date 
ca. 1092
Medium 
Steel, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 5 x 1 in. ( 50.2 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Axe with steel head and wooden handle; roughly trapezoidal head with small curved extension at upper corner opposite cutting edge; straight handle, oval in cross section, with steel collar below head.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Object Number 
1948.609ab
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this object was acquired by the donor's husband, Colonel James Guthrie Harbord (1866-1947), while serving as Assistant Chief of Philippines Constabulary, U. S. Army, from 1903 to 1914.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group