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That has to be the weirdest axe if seen yet. Intriguing.
looks a little flimsy to me.
I was wondering how long it was...Foot Soldier’s Axe, 1700, Art Institute of Chicago: Arms, Armor, Medieval, and RenaissanceGeorge F. Harding CollectionSize: L. 100.3 cm (39 ½ in.) Blade L. 27.9 cm (11 in.) Wt. 2 lb. 11 oz.Medium: Steel and wood (ash)https://www.artic.edu/artworks/116502/
Probably Marine Corps model, notice the excessive ornamentation. Can't be Air Force, the handle implys physical labor.
Hell no.The Marine Corps model wouldn't have a blade, just a hunk of steel with spikes in it.This is an Army Staff Officer's Axe, mainly for drill & ceremonies dog and pony shows.
From the hollow handle to the wonky attachment to the weird blade, it looks like an overall failure waiting to happen.