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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Castles

Iron carpenter's axe

Period:
Medieval
Description:

Iron carpenter's axe from Edward I's wooden tower at Lochmaben Castle.

 

The axe was the basic tool of the carpenter, used for felling trees, removing branches, splitting and dressing planks.  Mediaeval tool kits contained familiar items such as hammers, chisels, axes and saws.

Materials/Media:
iron
Dimensions:
length 850mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1978.143
Digital Number:
DMAM001n
Creation Date:
1300
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council