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Dagger-Axe

Late Shang Dynasty, 1100 B.C. - The Western Zhou Dynasty, 771 B.C.

Jinsha Site Museum

Jinsha Site Museum

This dagger-axe also has some features of the zhang blade: its forked triangle sharpened edge and the toothed decorations in the bolster section. But on the whole it is a dagger-axe. Archaeologists previously named them as fish mouth-shape zhang blade. They are representative objects of ancient Shu culture, for such articles have not been found outside the Chengdu Plain.

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