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Old 27th November 2020, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default Unusual Damascened Inlay Ax

Hi,
I just got this piece from an older collection of different edged weapons and wonder about the origin.
Thank you for your help !
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Old 27th November 2020, 02:36 PM   #2
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Depending on size - possibly a Musandam Jerz?
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Old 27th November 2020, 03:10 PM   #3
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Jerz are quite small. See mine below for scale. Note the Jerz are minipoll-axes! Yours doesn't have a poll opposite the blade.

If it's a full-sized axe, could be afghani, like the tabarzin axe head below my jerz. Popular with returning soldiers from that war zone. Shame about the crack in the socket, tho that could just be an artefact of constructing a wrap around socket, popular in Indo-Persian axes.
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Old 27th November 2020, 07:04 PM   #4
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Yup, Affie markets are full of them.
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Old 27th November 2020, 11:46 PM   #6
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Turkoman, when genuine.
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Old 28th November 2020, 09:59 PM   #7
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Sorry to be so short in posting. I bought one of these from a dealers table some years ago, some of the others there were really poorly made, I got the good one. Later I took it to Leeds Armoury Museum where we all had a look and then went through the library there to see what we could find.
There it was in one of the books on Islamic Arms, Turkoman battleaxe and a well known type. I have no doubt that the type crosses borders in that area....
I have also seen one (possibly mine even after I sold it on) listed as a 15thC Gothic battle axe at an OMG value.
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