India, An 18th C Horseman's Battle Axe called Tabar
From the Tribal region of the Punjab in Colonial West India, this well crafted Battle Axe was carried by the horse mounted warriors of the tribes in the region. The forged iron head has an octagon socket inlayed with brass bands. There are six pyramid shapes struck into the blade ahead of three vertical, inlayed brass bands. The blade is darkened with age and pitted. The crudely crafted wood haft has undoubtedly been replaced many times over the years. A seldom encountered piece of history..