About this object

Specific techniques

Handmade by a local blacksmith using a home anvil and animal skin baffle.

Physical description

Bahumbukushu axe with a wooden shaft. Base is flat; top has a rounded cylindrical knob that extends backward. Triangular metal blade protrudes from front of knob, with tang inserted through centre. Small triangular depressions decorate sides of blade; oval embossed in middle of triangle on the left side. Blade is angled downward; knob is angled upward.