An early axe used in the ancient Middle East. The axe head was cast of bronze or copper and was fitted into a wooden handle using tangs. It had a broad head for use against unarmoured foes, as its armour penetrating ability would have been weak.
How to cite this article: Dugdale-Pointon, TDP. (19 April 2004), Epsilon Axe, http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_epsilon.html