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Old 6th June 2023, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Halberd Axe?

Hi Everyone:

I am new to this forum but have been following along for some time and wanted to join. I was hoping to gain some insight or comments on this axe in my collection. It came out of Baldwin County, Alabama and seems to resemble a Halberd axe/tomahawk. The handle appears newer but the iron is tang/peen through the bottom. Appears to be forged. Looks like a plating was applied to the iron. Overall measures 27 inches.

Thanks for any comments.

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Old 7th June 2023, 09:04 AM   #2
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A photo of the whole item might help, I've cobbled one from your photo, but it may be off a bit. Doesn't look like anything I've seen before, looks a bit clumsy & hard to carry into a battle. Is it sharp? Is the grip stacked leather? The head looks like it may have been scarf (forge) welded to the rest of it. How thick is it? Looks like it might bend sideways easily. Homemade for home defense? Trench weapon? Looks European. Probably should be merged into your duplicate post there. If it was plated, it may just be a 'fantasy' wall hanger. looks too new to have been for repelling yankees in Mobile.

p.s.- My family lives mostly around Cullman Co., Alabama, a bit further north.
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Old 7th June 2023, 10:35 AM   #3
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Mark, i guess Wayne is right in wondering what your item is about. Hopefully you will answer (some of) the questions he raised.
Let us then copy your thread to the Euro forum.
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