The boat shaped battle axes from the Danish and Swedish Single Grave Period are among the more sought after neolithics weapons and tools. Battle axes are now rare items and in this quality difficult to obtain.
The battle axe was introduced in the late neolithic period, c. 2400 B.C. and was a most effective hand to hand combat weapon at the time as well as a very presticious object of worship, hence it became commonly used in funerals.
A nice specimen finely polished by an expert stonesmith. The design is elegant and symethric.
Condition: Choice, with sharp lines and mounting hole, very nice old patina and weathering.
Ex. Old Danish Collection bought at Public Auctions, details inclosed