battle axe (axe (weapons: edged))

Battle axe or tabar, chased, gilt and silvered. The shaft is gilt copper and the pommel unscrews to reveal a stiletto. Late eighteenth century to mid nineteenth century.

This axe or tabar has a gilt copper shaft, the pommel unscrews to reveal a stiletto. It may be late eighteenth century, probably pre 1850. Possibly manufactured in Lahore. The Egerton Catalogue [see ‘publication’s field] Plate XIV has two 'battle axes' (714 and 716) that relate in different ways 15.100.


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