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Antler – a powerful material

Antler is the stag’s symbol of power. In the spring he loses the old antlers, then new and bigger antlers grow in their place. Antlers in the hunters’ graves show that the material was thought to have magical properties. Weapons like axes were made of antler and the material was also used for handles and harpoons. The hunters used antlers sawn off quarry as well as naturally shed antlers found in the forest. Antler is a very flexible material, which is suitable for making striking weapons.

Antler - a powerful material
Ornamented antler axe from Skærbæk Værket near Vejle.
Antler - a powerful material
Deer antler is a good raw material for a large variety of tools.
Antler - a powerful material
All parts of the antlers could be used for making tools.