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Paul Fr




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PostPosted: Sat 18 May, 2013 9:46 pm    Post subject: Please help with Axe identification         Reply with quote

Hi folks! I am hoping I am placing my question in the right forum.
My friend purchased a really unusual Axe with the dagger hidden in the handle. While the Axe appears to be a decorative item, a dagger can be used as a weapon.
Any help with identification /origin / age is really appreciated.
Please see the pictures below.




Thank you very much
Paul
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Timo Nieminen




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PostPosted: Sun 19 May, 2013 1:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Persian in style. Could be old, or could be a modern replica or fake - from the photos, could be either. "Old" could still mean as young as late 19th century. The ornamented blade on the dagger makes me think it's modern.
"In addition to being efficient, all pole arms were quite nice to look at." - Cherney Berg, A hideous history of weapons, Collier 1963.
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Martin Murd




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PostPosted: Sun 19 May, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Can be googled as: Indo-Persian Battle (War) Axe.
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Sa'ar Nudel




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PostPosted: Sun 19 May, 2013 6:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Modern piece, mind the tight even screw at the dagger's grip, and the spike blade. Still, a nice hand made item.
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Paul Fr




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PostPosted: Sun 19 May, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very much for replies
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Paul Fr




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PostPosted: Sun 19 May, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: Indo-Persian Battle Ax with Hidden Dagger         Reply with quote

I found a similar Axe (different decorative design)- title Indo-Persian Battle Ax with Hidden Dagger; stated to be from the late 18th or early 19th century.
http://arms2armor.com/store/product652.html

Do you think my friend's axe is from the same period?
Best
Pau;
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