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Flanged axe with stopridge 2

Original
 
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
 
The model used to make the mould is made from clay and sand.

The mould
 
The mould is made from clay and sand, and has been fired. The mould can here be seen before firing.

Casting result
 
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.
 
Finished axehead
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.