The stone in this axe is set into the wooden handle with resin. The handle is secured with vegetable fibre string wound around it below the stone head. The donor Lindsay Walker obtained this hafted stone axe from another collector, Harry Balfour, in 1943. However it is most likely from the early twentieth century.

Physical Description

Stone axe. Hafted by means of bending a piece of pliable wood around the head and fixing it with wax/resin. Remainder of the handle which has a pointed proximal end, is bounded together with a piece of string for a short distance about 50mm below the head. Whole item covered with red pigment. Wax/resin crumbling away.

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