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TITLE
Lochaber axe
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1438_P313
DATE OF IMAGE
1876
CREATOR
James Logan
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31446
KEYWORDS
axes
weapons
fighting
artefacts
Lochaber axe

In addition to its cutting blade, the Lochaber axe had a hook which could be used to pull horsemen from the saddle. The shaft of the axe was up to eight feet long.

The illustration is from 'The Scottish Gael; or, Celtic Manners' by James Logan, Volume I, published in 1876

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Lochaber axe

axes; weapons; fighting; artefacts

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

In addition to its cutting blade, the Lochaber axe had a hook which could be used to pull horsemen from the saddle. The shaft of the axe was up to eight feet long. <br /> <br /> The illustration is from 'The Scottish Gael; or, Celtic Manners' by James Logan, Volume I, published in 1876