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Old 18th August 2019, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default Heavy Stone headed axe origin unknown

Hi all. Picked this axe up amongst a small collection of swords and would like to know more about its origins type of stone , shaft material , . Many thanks shinyblades
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Old 18th August 2019, 08:16 PM   #2
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Papua New Guinea?
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Old 19th August 2019, 02:32 AM   #3
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The haft appears to be palm wood.
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Old 19th August 2019, 02:49 AM   #4
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I too was thinking New Guinea.
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Old 19th August 2019, 07:56 AM   #5
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Very nice. I think it is South American. I hope to add pictures. The shape of the stone is atypical of PNG. Looks good to swing.
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The shape of the stone is atypical of PNG.


Also the shaft from palm wood is atypical for PNG. Interesting axe.

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Old 19th August 2019, 12:29 PM   #7
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I like the palm wood handle, but it looks too short for the apparent weight of the stone. Wrap looks like rattan common in Indonesia area. Stone, somewhat sculpted, looks more like a basher than a chopper. Dare I say craft item rather than used in the field?

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Old 22nd August 2019, 10:38 AM   #8
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I think this is South American Amazonian.
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