Flint Axehead

A real flint axehead, about 6000 years old – that is, from Torak’s time; it would have been mounted on a handle of antler or wood.  You can probably see that it’s thicker in the middle: this gives it more weight and heft in use.  And to ensure that your axe is the right size for you, a traditionaly rule of thumb is that the axehead should be about the length from the heel of your hand to the tip of your middle finger.  You can see that this axehead doesn’t reach my middle fingertip, which means that the person for whom it was made was either a bit shorter than me (I’m 5ft 6 and a half inches) – or had smaller hands.