I bought this beast off eBay a while back, and it's going for a makeover to JimmyPie at some point in the near future.
Any ideas as to it's maker and original function? It was advertised as an axe or wood chopper, but I reckon it's actually a carcase splitter, though that's only a guess. It weighs a ton!
The tang is about 6 - 7mm thick, tapering towards the tip, with an average 5mm thickness at the blade spine.