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hand axe

also hand·axe (hănd′ăks′)
n.
1. A short-handled axe; a hatchet.
2. A cutting or chopping tool, especially of the early Paleolithic Period, typically consisting of a stone that has been flaked on one or both sides to produce a sharp edge.
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Noun1.hand axe - a stone tool with a cutting edgehand axe - a stone tool with a cutting edge; the stone is held in the hand and used for chopping
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
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Looking at the edges and the flaking on the stone, it is evident this was a hand axe used by early man, he explains.The discovery pushed him to set up a roadside museum and to map out a study area where he dug for more clues.
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The Hand Axe is 7.2 inches in overall length with a curved 3.8-inch bit.
The skull is part of the Humans in Ancient Britain display which includes a 60,000-year-old hand axe, a 14,000-year-old harpoon point, and a pendant made from a badger's tooth, all found in a cave in Dorset.
The skull is part of the Humans in Ancient Britain display which includes a 60,000-year old hand axe, a 14,000-year-old harpoon point, and a pendant made from a badger's tooth, all found in a cave in Dorset.
The court heard how Foulkes and Wood armed themselves with a sword, a hand axe and baseball bats, one of which had been driven through with nails.
So he built the guillotine using a hand axe and a sprung hinge, waited until his wife and son went out, and used it to sever his hand.
One of the robbers was armed with a small hand axe and threatened the female workers before stealing two cash registers from the counter.
A knife with a wood grip, hand axe with a wood grip, and gun are attached to the human subject from left to right images in Figure 5.
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Nothing crazy-exotic about this design from a company known for some wild ones, but the SOG Hand Axe is built to be a lightish backcountry essential as well as a camp or truck preparedness tool with just enough heft to be truly handy.