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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Pole Arms and Melee Weapons

Battle axe


Wooden hafted 17th centiry battle axe of likely Hungarian origin. The steel axe head has a pronounced beard and pick, and its face is etched with a scroll design. The battle axe was a popular melee weapon on the field of combat as it was often cheaper and quicker to rpdouce than a sword.

Dean Castle
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East Ayrshire Council

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