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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 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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Palstave Axe (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/palstave-axe-fragment-6048.html Sun, 11 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT Axes Palstave Axe (Fragment)  
Description: A fragment of a Middle Bronze Age palstave axe, which has been broken from the back end of the tool. It is trapezoidal in plan, and has pronounced flanges at the top and bottom, giving it an I-shaped cross-section. The form of the complete axe is uncertain, and close dating is not possible.
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-6991.html Sun, 06 May 2007 00:00:00 GMT Axes Looped Palstave Axe  
Description: A cast copper-alloy looped palstave of the Middle Bronze Age. The palstave has a prominent stop ridge approximately half-way along its length, and is flanged on each side from the stop ridge to the square butt end. The flanges, however, are damaged and incomplete. The blade end tapers in thickness from the stop ridge, and the width is flared towards the cutting edge, which is crescentic. At the centre of the axe, there was originally a side loop for binding it to the haft, but only the stubs of its two attachment points remain.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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BA Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/ba-axe-4233.html Thu, 31 Aug 2006 00:00:00 GMT Axes BA Axe  
Description: Heavily patinated and incomplete Bronze Age axe with flared crescentic cutting edge, lateral flanges and evidence of a slight stop-ridge located mid way along the body.

Due to the fact that this axe has its lower/hafting end missing, it is unclear as to whether it falls into the category of early Bronze Age 'flanged', or the early/middle Bronze Age 'flanged palstave' transitionary period.
Category: Bronze Age, Axes
Category: Axes
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Socketed Axe https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/artefact/bronze-age/axes/socketed-axe-2156.html Tue, 07 Feb 2006 00:00:00 GMT Axes Socketed Axe  
Description: A fragment of a late bronze-age socketed axe-head. The fragment comprises the flared 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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