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Baz

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Axe Id
« on: April 23, 2017, 09:56:09 PM »
Hi,
can anybody Id this? It appears to be an axe with both 'flanges' of the type which roll over the edge of the shaft. Could this be Medieval or earlier?

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« Last Edit: April 23, 2017, 09:58:18 PM by Baz »

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Re: Axe Id
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 08:59:16 AM »
Looks like the lower part of a peat digging spade, or the cutting point of a primitive man-powered plough called a "cash-crom". Whereabouts was it?

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Re: Axe Id
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 08:45:50 PM »
Hi,
I found it about 10 inches down in swampy black soil about 50 yards from a field with pasture but which had extensive rig and furrow, still visible. I couldn't find any reference you gave to 'cash-crom'. It would seem possible it could be related to the man powered plough, since it was on a rig and furrow field.

Thanks for the suggestions. Good to know more.

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Re: Axe Id
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2017, 03:10:55 PM »
Thanks for the extra info. Very interesting. This must have been back breaking to use - a hard life for those folk.