Type used in Alpine countries, Germany, Switzerland or Northern Italy. Iron head with crescent form axe blade and flamboyant back fluke. Fretted base spear point. Crisp large maker's mark each side to the spear point. The axe blade with three star marks one side. The back fluke with three stars opposite. 93" total length. Heavy octagonal wood haft shows dark mottled color and light surface encrustation. Head quite smooth with scattered pockmarks medium to heavy pitting. Particularly dramatic form.