Going through my collection of old tools I've inherited from a friend long ago, I found these two, that look like axes, but I doubt that is what they are. For one thing, they are too small, and the 'axe-end' is about as sharp as a rolling pin. Anybody knows what they are?
I've taken another picture from a different angle. I think it shows that they can't be pickaxes, certainly - the sharp ends are not at all sharp and never were. Besides, this is quite soft iron - I tried to put an edge on them, but it blunts as soon as I try to use them as axes.
I found them in a box full of tools that seem to be for heavy duty soldering - perhaps for lead roofing? They are basically a wooden handle attached to a thin metal shaft with a large lump of metal in different shapes at the end, that looks like it has been heated (covered with some black cinderlike stuff). When I found the 'axes' they looked like they had been blunted by using them like a kind of hammer.