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Mike Ruhala




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PostPosted: Tue 20 May, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Axe Haft From Kirkkomaki Grave 37?         Reply with quote

I read that a type M axe haft was found in Kirkkomaki Grave 37, presumably by Dr. Leppaaho. As far as I know this is the only haft from the 1000-1200 period that's ever been found.I know it was 42.5 inches long but I have no idea what it looked like, anybody have a pic of it?
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Shahril Dzulkifli




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PostPosted: Sun 25 May, 2014 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Axe Haft From Kirkkomaki Grave 37?         Reply with quote

There are currently no photos of the axe yet, Mike.
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PostPosted: Wed 28 May, 2014 7:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The excavations where this find was found were conducted in 1991-92. I believe Henrik Asplund was in charge of these.

You can see the shape of axe shaft here: http://www.ku.lt/leidykla/files/2012/09/Archa...TICA_8.pdf

Look for plate VI:1 in the page 402 of the PDF. Article by Sari Mäntylä starts from page 302.

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Mike Ruhala




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PostPosted: Wed 28 May, 2014 10:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Jussi!

There's a lot of decay but from the looks of it the haft was originally either straight or had a very slight "S" curve and it appears to get wider towards the butt.
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