Posted 8 years ago
I found this a while back and I still have no clue what it is. My guess is that it once hung on a fence or was fixed to a wall. I came to this conclusion based on the mounting holes found up and down the item. The metal is non ferrous. There is 0 rust found. The patina is a brown to olive green color with the olive color be more visible in cracks and crevices. I took a dremel buffer to a small area on the back and the metal comes out a goldish color but has more of a copper tone to it vs a gold color as in brass.
There are some round markings on the back side of the axe blade but they mean nothing to me and I can barely make them out. There is a small round tab near the bottom that has 1914 on it. The font is really neat and looks like a font you'd see on something gothic. The item measures just shy of 34 inches long. It actually looks like the same font they use on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disney. At any rate, I would love some other input as I am lost on determining where this came from and what it was used for. Cheers.
I took it somewhere locally and they told me that it was from a style in the 60s that was popular that included many medieval looking items that people hung on their wall. My brain tells me that based on the appearance of the metal and the patina, this is way off.