31” length. The broad head with extended back peen struck with triple maker’s marks on the right side. Original wood haft. Axes such as this were produced to be functional as well as capable weapons when needed. In particular, the relatively thin centered bit (blade) has more in common with the halberds of the period, than with hewing axes and allowed the user to maneuver it with the speed needed in battle. Many thousands of fighters in the Thirty Years War which devastated Northern Europe 1618-48 were equipped with these simple yet functional weapons.