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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Axes https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes.html Looped Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/looped-palstave-axe-44883.html Wed, 07 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Axes Looped Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy looped palstave of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end is slightly rounded, with flanged sides and prominent stop ridges on both sides to facilitate a split knee-shaft handle. The blade has a pronounced median rib on both upper and lower surfaces, which extend two-thirds of it's length. It tapers in thickness from the stop ridge, and the width flares towards the slightly curved cutting edge. The incomplete; semi-circular side loop straddles the stop ridge.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-56528.html Thu, 02 Dec 2021 22:04:25 GMT Axes Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy palstave axe of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end of the axe is square, and its side flanges and stop ridges form long, deep recesses, which would have located the split knee-shaped wooden haft very firmly. Immediately after the stop ridge, on each side of the axe, there is a moulded shield-shaped depression. The blade end tapers in thickness from the stop ridge, and the blade is markedly flared with a crescentic cutting edge. The axe is of the earlier palstave type (Acton Park phase) without a side loop.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Looped Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/looped-palstave-axe-56527.html Thu, 02 Dec 2021 21:59:25 GMT Axes Looped Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy looped palstave of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end of the axe is square, and its side flanges and stop ridges form long, deep recesses, which would have located the split knee-shaped wooden haft very firmly. The blade tapers in thickness from the stop ridges towards the cutting edge, and has a pronounced median rib on each side. The width of the blade tapers outwards from the stop ridges and the cutting edge is slightly convex. The single semi-circular loop straddles the stop ridge.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Palstave Axe (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-fragment-56482.html Tue, 09 Nov 2021 19:09:02 GMT Axes Palstave Axe (Fragment)  
Description: A small I-section fragment of a copper-alloy casting, probably the butt end of a palstave axe of the Middle Bronze Age.

Cf. butt end of UNDFD 37841.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-25046.html Tue, 27 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMT Axes Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy palstave axehead of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end is square and tapers to a narrow edge to facilitate the fitting of a split, knee-shaft handle. It is flanged on either side to prevent angular movement of the handle, and has a prominent stop ridge to prevent it sliding axially. The blade end has a moulded mid-rib on each side, and tapers in width along its full length. The blade is flared and the cutting edge is slightly curved. There is some mechanical damage at the butt end and severe corrosion pitting over much of the surface.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-37841.html Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Axes Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy palstave axehead of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end is curved and tapers to a narrow edge to facilitate the fitting of a split, knee-shaft handle. It is flanged on either side to prevent angular movement of the handle, and has a prominent squared stop ridge to prevent it sliding axially. The blade end has a moulded mid-rib on each side, and tapers in width along its full length. The blade is flared and the cutting edge is slightly curved. There is some mechanical damage at the blade edge and casting sprues on one side.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-37840.html Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Axes Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy palstave axehead of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end is square and tapers to a narrow edge to facilitate the fitting of a split, knee-shaft handle. It is flanged on either side to prevent angular movement of the handle, and has a prominent squared stop ridge to prevent it sliding axially. The blade end has a moulded mid-rib on each side, and tapers in width along its full length. The blade is flared and the cutting edge is slightly curved. There are casting sprues on one side.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Palstave Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-37839.html Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Axes Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy palstave axehead of the Middle Bronze Age. The butt end is square and tapers to a narrow edge to facilitate the fitting of a split, knee-shaft handle. It is flanged on either side to prevent angular movement of the handle, and has a prominent curved stop ridge to prevent it sliding axially. Each side of the blade end there is a long moulded mid-rib which is flanked by short ribs below the stop ridge, and the blade tapers in width along its full length. The blade is flared and the cutting edge is slightly curved. There is some mechanical damage at the butt end and casting sprues on one side.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Flat Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/flat-axe-40426.html Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Axes Flat Axe  
Description: A 'Migdale' type flat axe of the early Bronze Age. The axe is generally trapezoidal in shape. It has a flared blade with a curved cutting edge and has tooled decoration of short oblique lines on both sides from the butt end to approximately mid way down the blade.

The patination suggests that the axe is of bronze rather than copper which was used for the earlier axes. The surface is pockmarked and damaged, almost all the decoration on one side of the blade has been lost due to bronze disease.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Socketed Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/socketed-axe-2691.html Fri, 17 Mar 2006 00:00:00 GMT Axes Socketed Axe  
Description: A fragment of a late bronze-age socketed axe-head. The fragment comprises the curved cutting edge and tapered front section of the axe. The fracture has occurred close to the end of the cored socket.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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