A Polish "Shepherd's Axe" cane. - This unusual and collectible cane has an ornate 3.25 by 5.25" brass hatchet as a handle. The blade of the axe has an moveable edge guard, which is screwed, in place. Geometric and floral designs decorate the head and guard. The shaft is burned in stripes and is a rounded rectangle in cross-section, tapering near the end. Poland, circa 1910.