Axe in modern haft

This is an ancient bronze axe fitted into a modern haft. The handle fits into the socket of the axe and then the two are lashed together. It is important to get the right weight and shape of axe to allow it to be swung with maximum efficiency.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
British archaeology
Common Name
axe in modern haft
Simple Name
Full Name
socketed axe in modern haft
whole length 430 mm; whole W 160 mm; whole depth 55 mm; axe-head length 99 mm; axe-head W 46 mm; socket diameter 30 mm
Period Classification
Bronze Age (2600-700 BC); Modern (1945-)
Family Group

copper alloy; wood
Collection Site Name
Bovey Tracey
Collection Parish
Bovey Tracey
Collection Town
Bovey Tracey
Collection Area Region
Collection Continent

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