Corroded bearded axe from the cistern of Markovi Kule, Republic of Macedonia. A modern bearded axe used by farmers in rural Macedonia.
Axe -Russian, Топор [Topor]/// Belarusian, Сякеру/// Bulgarian, брадва/// Polish, topór/// Czech, sekera/// Slovak, sekera/// Serbian, Секира/// Croatian, sjekira/// Macedonian, Секира (se-ki-ra)

An illumination from the the Radziwiłł Chronicle showing two men fashioning a fence with axes. From Sakharov (1980).

Bearded axe in the Novgorod Archaeological Museum, Russia.

Axe in the Novgorod Archaeological Museum, Russia.

Axe in the Novgorod Archaeological Museum, Russia.

Axe in the Novgorod Archaeological Museum, Russia.

Bearded axe illustared by Dovz (xxx).

Bearded axe illustrated by Sedov (1982).

Black-and-white redrawing of a Russian illuminated manuscript of two men using bearded axes.
Kniazkov, S.
1914 Ocherki iz istorīi Petra Velikago i ego vremeni. St. Peterburg, P. V. Lukovnikov [in Russian]

Kolchin, B. A.
1985 Archaeology of the USSR: city, castle, village. Institute of Archaeology, Moscow. [in Russian]

Sakharov, Andrei Nikolaevich
1980 Diplomatiia drevnei Rusi : IX-pervaia polovina X v. Moscow, Msyl. [in Russian]

Sedov, Valentin Vasil'evich
1982 Vostochnye slavi͡ane v VI-XIII vv.. Moscow. [in Russian]
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