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Ax head and handle

Object Number: 
1948.609ab
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group