English Executioner’s Axe, Probably 17th C


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Large hand forged center-hung axe head with 13 1/2″ convex cutting edge, beveled on both sides.  Integrally forged rectangular ferrule, mounted on 38″ worm-eaten hardwood handle (old but probably not original), with attached wood butt cap carved in the shape of a bone.  Metal with scattered pitting and dark patina.  Length of head 21″ including ferrule.  Comes with a certificate of authenticity from the British dealer who the consignor originally obtained it from.  Block and other items pictured not included.