From the William Fagan Premier Collection

41 ½” length. Elegant bearded iron bit, 12 ½” height with a shield-shaped maker’s mark to the left side. Integrally forged tapered socket. Hardwood haft. Classic example as kept and used in most European towns when execution was the penalty for many serious crimes. This example is of the form specific to executioner’s axes, with long, relatively thin centered bit specifically designed for its gruesome task.
Stock Number: B1034

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