This exceptionally large antler axe may have been collected in Denmark, where it was originally part of a large collection of Neolithic period artifacts. Antler axes and adzes are found on Swiss Lake Dwelling sites but they average in size much smaller than this example. The position of the hole in relation to the bit determines whether it was once hafted as an axe or adze. Mathiassen reports that the blade is formed by oblique cutting and may be in line with the perforation or at right angles to it. He also reports that most examples from Denmark measure somewhere between 5 7/8 to 7 7/8 inches(15 to 20 cm) long. This antler axe measures 17 5/8 inches (44.7 cm) long and it has a circumference of 6 3/8 inches (16.2 cm).