This is a pole axe head.
It is from Deir Rifa. The Egyptian soldier could use a mace. slingstone, spear, bow and arrow, axe or knife against the enemy. The army would have included metal workers to make and mend weapons, as well as a mass of officials to organise and document what went on. This type of poleaxe head, with a long cutting edge, was attached to a wooden handle with wet leather thongs passing through the holes of the blade. As they dried, the leather shrank and held the axe head firmly. This is a pole axe head. It is made from a copper alloy. It is over 3,800 years old, dating to the 10th-12th Dynasty (2160- 1795 BCE) in the First Intermediate to Middle Kingdom Period.