So this passage ought to inspire some sort of unique item:
"The axe was indeed a curious one, one which Hadon might have coveted if he had not been a swordsman. Its head was massive, so heavy that only a very strong man could use it effectively. It was crudely fashioned from a lump of iron and some other metal, but it had a sharp edge. The handle, according to Paga, had been made from the solid lower leg bone of some kind of antelope* that was found only in the northern part of the lands beyond the Ringing Sea...He had worked out a deep slot at one end for receipt of the neck of the ax, and he had bound it with strips from the hide of something like the giant antelope but smaller. After the haft and the ax had been lashed together with these, he had knotted the ends and poured the resin of heated amber over the lashings. The bone haft was also lashed with strips of hide. At the other end of the bone, which has as hard as elephant ivory, was a knob, the knuckle joint. Paga had rubbed this down to make a smooth sphere."
Philip Jose Farmer, Hadon of Ancient Opar
*The giant Irish elk.