Highly stylized, Assyrian Battle Axes were also “borrowed” designs from many Ancient Middle Eastern Kingdoms. Axe Head were made of both copper and bronze. They featured different sloping head designs (often with Rear spiking). A basic design of these weapons was the unusually small heads (in relation to other Axe-like weapons). This was possible due to their primary use for striking small exposed or less protected Armor areas. A typical Axe Handle (made from local wood supplies), was around 2.5 to 4 feet in length – and often highly decorated. These versions wer also popular with Cavalry and Charioteers.