These handsome axes were carried by the miners of Saxony as a badge of honor as members of the guild and proudly carried through the streets of their towns on festivals and feast says. The blade 10" edge of characteristic form, stuck three times with a pineapple maker's mark and pierced with a tri-lobed cross. The haft is inlaid through its length with white stag horns scrimshawed plaques depicting miner's at work and worship. The butt is of white stag horn scrimshawed with the emblems of the miner's guild and dates 1723 and initials C.T.H. and I.T.H.
Axe blade is stained and mostly intact and missing its brass finial. Haft showing some old repairs, but with an attractive patination throughout.