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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Pole Arms and Melee Weapons

Beheading axe

Description:

Beheading axe, likely dating from the 17th century. Beheading was deemed to be the least painful mode of execution because if the blade was sharp enough, a person could be decapitated in a single blow for instant death. 

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000014
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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