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A Polish "Shepherd's Axe" cane. - This unusual and collectible cane has an ornate 3.25 by 5.25" brass hatchet as a handle. The blade of the axe has an moveable edge guard, which is screwed, in place. Geometric and floral designs decorate the head and guard. The shaft is burned in stripes and is a rounded rectangle in cross-section, tapering near the end. Poland, circa 1910.

A Polish "Shepherd's Axe" cane. - This unusual and collectible cane has an ornate 3.25 by 5.25" brass hatchet as a handle. The blade of the axe has an moveable edge guard, which is screwed, in place. Geometric and floral designs decorate the head and guard. The shaft is burned in stripes and is a rounded rectangle in cross-section, tapering near the end. Poland, circa 1910.

Algerian (Kabyle) knife, 19th century, steel, wood, silver wire, brass, H. with sheath 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); H. without sheath 17 5/16 in. (44 cm); H. of blade 13 in. (33 cm); Wt. 11.9 oz. (337.4 g); Wt. of sheath 2.8 oz. (79.4 g, Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Algerian (Kabyle) knife, 19th century, steel, wood, silver wire, brass, H. with sheath 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm); H. without sheath 17 5/16 in. (44 cm); H. of blade 13 in. (33 cm); Wt. 11.9 oz. (337.4 g); Wt. of sheath 2.8 oz. (79.4 g, Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

The Ciupaga - is the Polish mountaineer's, combination mountain axe and walking stick / cane. And yes, there is a screw holding the brass cover, over the sharp carving edge...

The Ciupaga - is the Polish mountaineer's, combination mountain axe and walking stick / cane. And yes, there is a screw holding the brass cover, over the sharp carving edge...

Ottoman bichaq dagger, 19th century, steel, silver, ivory, coral, wood, L. with sheath 21 7/16 in. (54.5 cm); L. without sheath 19 7/16 in. (49.4 cm); W. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Wt. 12.7 oz. (360 g); Wt. of sheath 7.5 oz. (212.6 g), Met Museum,  Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman bichaq dagger, 19th century, steel, silver, ivory, coral, wood, L. with sheath 21 7/16 in. (54.5 cm); L. without sheath 19 7/16 in. (49.4 cm); W. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Wt. 12.7 oz. (360 g); Wt. of sheath 7.5 oz. (212.6 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Luristan Axe Head - The axe head hafted with spiralled timber shaft. Cast bronze axe head with the blade protruding from a lions mouth. This axe head copied from an example in the pre and early history museum Berlin. 10-12th Century B.C.

Luristan Axe Head - The axe head hafted with spiralled timber shaft. Cast bronze axe head with the blade protruding from a lions mouth. This axe head copied from an example in the pre and early history museum Berlin. 10-12th Century B.C.

Bladesmith John Neeman. See http://www.neemantools.com/en/products/axes

Bladesmith John Neeman. See http://www.neemantools.com/en/products/axes

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