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Old 28th December 2008, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default Need ID for Two Axes

I need an ID for these two axes. Pretty sure the one on the left with the trade blade is African. Not so sure of the other. Is similar to Malaysian axes I have seen. Thanks in advance, M.P.
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Old 28th December 2008, 08:45 AM   #2
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These are from Southern Africa.
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Old 29th December 2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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No other comments? These must be really boring axes. M.P.
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Old 29th December 2008, 04:08 PM   #4
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No other comments? These must be really boring axes. M.P.


The larger of the two is Xhosa/Zulu the blade comes from an old herb chopper the other is a typical work or ritual axe.

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Old 29th December 2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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The one on the left - the shaft is from a Shona (Zimbabwe) axe, the raised part at the top of the wood is typical. The "herb-chopper" blade does not belong I think.

The axe on the right looks like from a bit further north, maybe Rotse (Zambia). Probably a village headman's "badge of office" - being part of his costume.

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