I love the juxtaposition of the delicate and precisely carved birds head atop the blunt utility of this stone adze. The bird would have been identified as a cockatoo with its curved beak and notched crest. The cane binding is nicely done and pretty much intact. The handle shows age and old insect damage—the piece is solid and secure nonetheless. The adze dates to the late 19th century, is 19 ½” (49.5 cm) tip to tip and sells for $1800—a deal! Questions?