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 Post subject: Grooved Axe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:01 pm 
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This is a sandstone grooved axe that I found in my grandfather's cotton field after he plowed one year.
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thats a really nice one , i never find things like this :-?


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....ax???....shows you how much I know,I would've thought sandstone would be too soft for an ax...

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i think there are diferent grades of sandstone , and the use it was put to might dictate the desireability of the stone


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More likely a war club, or a Black Bear hunting Club.

The local tribes considered the Black Bear to be a cowardly and unworthy foe so they could only kill a Bear out of necessity and only with a club, no spears or arrows or sharp edged weaponry allowed.
They also had to first apologize to the Bear and afterwards offer up a prayer that his spirit would move on in peace.

We have a similar though more rounded specimen of this sort of war club in the family. I think my older brother might still have it. He and our eldest brother found it when they were kids.

Some of these clubs were hafted by spliting a live sapling, inserting the head loosely binding at each end to prevent futher spliting , and then letting the sapling grow around the head.

This would make a strong durable join.

An old Plymouth Mayflower I left parked for five years had a sapling grow up and split around the rear bumper. When I started restoring it I found the sapling had taken on the appearance of an arm and hand rising from the ground and grasping the bumper. Very spooky looking. I wish I'd had a camera. It took a while to carefully cut away the wood after first sawing it free from the ground.


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