There are a few in the Mendelsche Hausbüchern der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderhausstiftung. This one is dated to 1450: http://www.nuernberger-hausbuecher.de/75-Amb-2-317-71-v/data Jost Amman's Standebuch (1568) has one as well, but it's a bit later: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metzger-1568.png I "know" several more, but these were the only ones I could find quickly online. Let me know if you want me to look for others. /Lena ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Rielly" <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Wednesday, 10 June, 2009 11:47:32 GMT +00:00 GMT Britain, Ireland, Portugal Subject: poleaxe Dear all, Does anyone know of an illustration showing an animal being stunned/slaughtered by a poleaxe. I would prefer it to be medieval or earlier and the butchered animal a cow/oxen/bull but I would be grateful for anything else you can provide. Thanks in advance Kevin Kevin Rielly Animal bone specialist Pre-Construct Archaeology Ltd Unit 13, Brockley Cross Business Centre 96 Endwell Road Brockley London SE4 2PD Tel: 020 7639 7457 Fax: 020 7639 9588 www.pre-construct.com ------ Files attached to this email may be in ISO 26300 format (OASIS Open Document Format). If you have difficulty opening them, please visit http://iso26300.info for more information.