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A superb, Neolithic flint axe, Professionally hafted in a prototypical antler & wood handle , SOLD
A superb, Neolithic flint axe, Professionally hafted in a prototypical antler & wood handle , SOLD
A superb, Neolithic flint axe, Professionally hafted in a prototypical antler & wood handle , SOLD A superb, Neolithic flint axe, Professionally hafted in a prototypical antler & wood handle , SOLD A superb, Neolithic flint axe, Professionally hafted in a prototypical antler & wood handle , SOLD A superb, Neolithic flint axe, Professionally hafted in a prototypical antler & wood handle , SOLD
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c.2500-2000 B.C. A superb, genuine Neolithic knapped and polished flint axe found many years ago at Ashmore, Dorset which has been professionally re-hafted in a prototypical vintage carved antler socket bound in with animal hide strips, and all set into a beautifully crafted wooden handle to represent exactly what the complete tool would have once looked like and also to illustrate how it might have been used. The flint axe is a very nice example, bifacially and well worked from a pleasant whitish & pale grey flint with a rounded blade end and good well defined blade edges, knapped and then polished over its surface to strengthen the axe. The axe has good smooth surfaces with nice ageing and pleasant patination. The flint axe un-mounted would have measured c.100mm long and 65mm of the axe is outside the antler socket. The antler socket itself is carved from an antique deer antler in a form typical of the late stone age and these were used to help cushion the impact and lessen damage to the flint blades when used for chopping wood. This is a beautifully re-constructed stone age axe using a genuine Neolithic blade, a large and impressive display item that would grace any serious lithic enthusiasts collection, axe blade approx. 100mm long x 45mm wide x 17mm thick, tip of pick to back of handle appox. 170mm, length of handle 600mm, handle diameter typically 40mm wide but widening at top and bottom of axe to approx 60mm.


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