Short Viking Axe

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Description of the Product

This short Viking axe excels as a one handed weapon but is made to withstand throwing, with the steel head having hardened edges. The axe is well balanced and competition approved. The blade is medium wedged, so it can withstand being used as a tool, but is not solely meant as one. The more wedge shaped an axe head is, the more it is geared towards use as tool, and the thinner and flatter it is, the more likely it is meant as a weapon. Something like this was useful both on the farm and in battle and being relatively small and light it travelled easily wherever the ancient farmer/warrior went.

This axe excelled as a close quarters weapon, while still being light enough to be used as a heavy throwing axe when necessary, and yet sufficiently sturdy for work around the farm. This historically accurate and fully functional axe has a hardwood shaft and hand wrought hardened high-carbon steel head. A leather sheath to protect you and the edge is included.

Made by Hanwei. Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.

Overall length: 62.6 cm
Blade length: 14.3 cm
Blade thickness near shaft: 12 mm
Blade thickness near edge: 5.6 mm
Weight: 980 g
Blade material: Carbon steel
Sharpness: Sharp
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