Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CSA Consulate, Rm. 101, Glos. UK: p.s. - Real Dogs Have Feathering.
Poorly made Indian (From India not 'native american'), they are fairly often found cheaply on eBay, with free postage!. Villager items for the 'service' castes at best. the oversized wrap around circular and poorly (if at all) welded construction of the sockets precludes it from being a weapon, and would probably not be very good for chopping anything hard. doubt they have any connection to european trade axes sent to the americas. Banged around and buried in cow dung for a few weeks to make them look older.
(A quick search on the above mentioned site showed 5 Indian Rare Great Vintage Unique Collectible Hand forged Iron Axe Heads much like these, all slightly different, cheap and free postage from India.)