Viking Beard Axeblade, Blunt
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Description of the Product
This hand-forged axeblade typical for the vikings is made from a single piece of high-quality carbon steel. Due to the workmanship and thickness of the material, this axe head is perfect for battle re-enactment. The cutting edge is blunt and the edges have been rounded to avoid damage to opponent’s weapons and armor.
The gradation at the blades bottom is called a helm roof and it was perhaps used to punch deep holes or even puncture through opponents helmet. Even the sharpest blade cannot cut through iron helmet but it was possible to use this small point to rupture or pierce a helmet. These gradations at the end of the blade weren't common or typical so maybe they weren't that efficient in use. Nonetheless it gives a cool look to the blade.
This axeblade is left in its unpolished state on purpose. The hammer traces of the forging lend the axe a very rustic and authentic look. A shaft is not included in the delivery. Made by Ulfberth.
Length 145 mm, width of the axe edge 110 mm, blunt edge approx. 4 mm thick, the eye for the shaft approx. 35 mm x 25 mm. Weight 700 grams.
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