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The socket form required more skill on the part of the metalworker, but the resulting axe could be swung with greater force without splitting the handle. , the conventional woodcutter’s axe closely resembled modern parallels; the wooden handle was fit at a right angle to the blade of the cutting head. ] Fig. 12. 20 cm long, Naples, inv. 286770; (B) bipennis from Pompeii, 28 cm long, Naples, inv. ), 23 cm long, British Museum, inv. 6 cm long, Silchester; (F) axe, 20 cm long, Pompeii. (Author, after Ciarallo 1999, 122, fig.

Roman sources, among them Cato, Columella, Pliny, Varro, Vitruvius, and the Christian-period (seventh century) Isidore allow for a basic reconstruction of the names given to various tools and in some cases provide information concerning specific use. Unfortunately no treatise from the hand of an experienced woodworker survives, and our Latin sources do not divulge the specialized vocabulary that distinguishes within a certain class of tools (for example, different kinds of planes). In his Origines, Isidore comes the closest to giving specific definitions of tools according to their Latin names.

The image also resembles a type of ‘‘waisted’’ mallet we will see elsewhere. If indeed a double-bladed axe is represented, its appearance is strikingly similar to a well-preserved axehead recovered from the excavations of Pompeii (see fig. 12). The small axe (hatchet, broad hatchet, bench axe) is probably indicated by the Latin securicula. ] Fig. 13. d. 113). The blade tends to be combined with an opposed pick, but the axe on the bottom left is clearly shown with a flat poll. ] Fig. 14. Roman military-type axes (dolabrae) from Newstead, Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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