CHINA, yue battle axes
    Generally speaking, the battle axes were small so the wielder would not quickly tire and had curved blades for better cutting of flesh.

CHY1) CHINA,SHANG Dynasty, c. 1200 BC, bronze yue battle axe, 120mm long, 79mm wide semicircular blade, square socket, bands of decoration near base, scratched & otherwise crudely "worked on," but intact & choice item, VG $220.00 sold
Click picture for enlargement.

CHY2) CHINA, SHANG-ZHOU, c. 1300-1000 BC, bronze socketed axe, 83x51mm, 116g, semicircular blade, F $82.00 sold
Click picture for enlargement.

Bob Reis
POB 26303
Raleigh NC 27611
phone: (919) 787-0881
(8:30AM-10:30PM EST only please)
fax: (919) 787-1882
how to order