Poled axes Europe, Century All made of iron, with slightly curve-edged axe-blades pointed toward the top, one with two stamps at the centre. One with cusped humps at the back and provided with four-toothed mouth.
Indian axe, Lahore, Punjab. Iron head of iconic backswept form with elongated rectangular socket mounted with an iron tiger in threatening posture. Decorated with gold koftgari borders to the bit and socket and to the tiger. The iron with soft gray patina. Oval section wood haft inlaid both sides with bone stylized crosses. The top and bottom with bone pellets. Bone butt cover. Dating to the period of military strength in Lahore and Punjab, under Aurangzeb, son of Shah Jahan.
Indian (Mughal) tabar (axe) in the form of an ibex and century, the steel crescent shaped blade emanating from a tiger and terminating in an ibex head with fine damascened decoration, the gilt handle with pierced and incised floral design length.