Developed from the earlier Old Kingdom Battle Axe, The War Axe was seen during the late Middle to New Kingdom Periods (between 1690 to 1069 B.C.). More refined that it's primitive ancestor, The war Axe was made of cast Bronze, fused with Copper. Often highly decorated, the handle was cast metal with a fitted opening for the Axe Head. Handles ranged from a small 1.5 foot to 3-foot in length. Still relying on the tapered Axe Head design, the beveled head was roughly 6 to 8-inches in length. By the time of their deployment, War Axes were carried as a secondary weapon (to the Sword or Spear). They were carried on the belt of a soldier in a specially designed pouch scabbard.