Vanessa Fell Chris Salter


Two socketed and five shaft-hole ferrous axeheads were examined by metallography and electron probe microanalyser. Specimens from the cutting edges revealed low carbon compositions although two and possibly a third showed evidence of secondary (surface) carburization. All had been cooled naturally during their final heating cycles.


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How to Cite
Metallographic examination of seven Iron Age ferrous axeheads from England. (2022). Historical Metallurgy, 32(1), 1-6.