Flanged axe with stopridge 2
|Found: Boerhaar, Overijssel, Netherlands
Age: middle bronzeage
This axe is of the Vlagtwedde type, a dutch type flanged axe with stop ridge. The original of this axe can be found in the museum in Deventer. I made an reproduction of an axe of this type before. In the mean time, my casts have improved a lot, so I decided to redo this type of axe. This time I picked a different Vlagtwedde axe, which has some differences in the overal shape.
||The model used to make the mould is made from clay and sand.|
||The mould is made from clay and sand, and has been fired. The mould can here be seen before firing.|
||The resulting cast is of very good quality. There's a small pit near the cutting edge, but this should disappear by hammering and grinding of the cutting edge.|
|The axehead is now finished, after many hours of grinding and polishing, and ready to be hafted (though I'm currently not planning on hafting this one). For the grinding I used sandstone in different degrees of courseness. For the polishing I used dried clay with sand and just clay.|