Hungarian fokos axe

length: 14"
head: 2 3/4"
blade edge: 1 1/8"
weight: 5.8 oz

A small hand sized Hungarian "fokos" axe from sometime between the 1920's and 1935. The fokos was a tradition weapon in the Poland/Hungary area, and the name means "cane with a head suitable for fighting". Steel headed fokos were banned in the 1920's, and brass ones were produced in response. The end of the fokos era was the eve of WWII. This mini-fokos has an unsharpened brass head and some minor damage to the butt end.