Boy’s Burial Axe Update

I’ve nearly finished a recreation of a boy’s burial axe that was found in a grave in Norway.  I completed the final shaping of the profile.  In addition, I polished the edge to a sharpness, and polished the axe to 800 grit. The next steps will be to etch it to bring out the random pattern in the iron, and then haft it.

The rusted original weights 314 grams, and my recreation come in at 344 grams.  I’m quite happy with this weight considering the corroded condition of the original.  I believe Dr. Lee Jones will be quite pleased with the completed piece.

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