Excerpt from The Ulster Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 8 The class abolish, which are likewise very abundant, are distinguished from the axes by having their edges of less width. Most of them are made of serpentine and of oriental nephrite or jade (fig. They are fixed into the end of a piece of stag's horn, two or three inches long; and the Opposite end has sometimes a circular longitudinal hole, into which was probably introduced a cylindrical body intended to protect the handle from the blows of a hammer. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.