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    Gday guys,
    Just before Gran passed years ago she gave me this ornate slovak woodsmans axehead



    . Didn't really get given any background on it, other than she hadn't been back there since at least the late 60's, so it's either that vintage or older. Just looked for any makers marks, none, going past the fridge popped a magnet on it, no attraction whatsoever. If anyone knows about these things, or a book to look for to research etc, be much appreciated.

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    oops, photos not loading, i'll put up in a bit

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    • #3
      Have to confess, the header alone got me wondering lol


      Would still like to see pics

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      • #4
        Well if its not magnetic that means its stainless of some sort which would probably date it sometime since about 1900.
        “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

        ― Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          The hottest three word combination today, cheers

          Get back with those pics asap.
          I will do this one day when I have something worthwhile to put in here.

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            Originally posted by Gindu-wan Kanobi" post=36706
            The hottest three word combination today, cheers

            Get back with those pics asap.
            Yeah, I was kinda expecting something along these lines when I clicked on this thread...


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          anyway, I've got the new computer going after the catastrophic failure of a month ago, and remembered to post these, as before, any knowledge of such things would be appreciated.
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            whoops, same side twice, this is the reverse
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            • #8
              looks sorta like its either silver, pewter or alloy just to white and shiny to be SS, but im no professional haha
              also ive noticed pewter and silver tarnish real quick
              thanks!!

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              • #9
                By nature Slovaks are had working, live off the land people, I expected an old working tool from Middle Ages ( dreaming )

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                • #10
                  Wow, very ornate. Any idea how hard & heavy it is? Does it have an edge?

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                  • #11
                    Wowee! Those are really something!
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                      Guys,

                      Having married a Slovak women in Slovakia, I can confidently state that this tomahawk is designed to be used in the ceremonies at the post-wedding party. The women, whose head is covered by a shawl, is ritually threatened with such a tomahawk by a friend of the family. She is asked three times whether she will surrender her "virtue" to her new husband and happily have children. When she says no, there is much dark music and "sharpening" of the edge and limbering up ready to behead her. Of course, on the third occasion she says yes, there is much cheering and the husband is presented with the tomahawk in case she ever goes back on the deal. The shawl is removed and draped around her shoulders - she has joined the "married women".

                      These tomahawks are very ornate and passed down the generations - never used for work (unless of course, the women decides not to do her conjugal "duty"). I believe they used to be made of iron by other metals are now used, including aluminium!

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                    Thanks for the info mate, did not know any of that. I was going to research a nice piece of appropriate timber and the handle shape and get it made at some stage down the track. I assume it would have the tapered woodsman/walking stick style shaft, and now you've told me told me the origin/use I should be able to research it properly. Last ten years she was around she sort of dropped a few marbles, spilt most of the bag actually, and regressed into being a ww1 era slovakian peasent girl. Took her to number one as the most fun and interesting person in my family, but did lose a lot of cultural/family history type stuff.

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                      Interesting recount of the ceremonial use.... sound like it could be Grans marriage persuader ... good idea researching the handle type and shape, get it fitted and keep in the family, its part of your European heritage.

                      Probably a chrome or other combination of alloy steel, highly polished obviously, looks very interesting.

                      I was trying to interpret the image, I couldnt work out why it looks like a bloke is working in the field, has taken his hat and boots off and is head down with 2 mounds popping up behind / from under him... with the axe at the ready. Makes sense now. Porn on the Axe maybe :lol:
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