Socket-Head Ax

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Socket-Head Ax

 

(pal’stab,) a bronze flanged ax, widespread in Western Europe during the Bronze Age. The poll is extended and wrapped around the handle. The part of the wooden, elbow-shaped handle that is secured between the extended edges is perpendicular to the cutting edge, while the grip is parallel to the cutting edge.

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