Indian Axe

 An interesting North Indian Axe. The Iron head and blade chiselled with floral and geometric motifs allover, the axe blade scrolling over at each end to terminate in a birds head, small square pean to the reverse. The shaft reinforced for its entire lenght with a central steel core, the outside lengths covered with bone plaques. Chamfered iron neck and foot mounts. 19th century or earlier.