Danish Type L War Axe

The Danish warriors of the pre medieval period were feared across Europe. This weapon was one of the large two handed axes they carried in their conquest of large swaths of Anglo-Saxon England and the continent. Its shape is distinctly designed to give the best leverage advantages when swung by a warrior in ground combat.


Type L Danish War Axe profile view of head.
Due to the wide travels of the Norse the use of the Dane Axe can be documented from Ireland in the west to Constantinople in the east. A truly significant weapon in the history of Europe. The shape of this axe head is typologically defined as an L. This incorporates a flatter top edge up sweep and a cutting edge that slopes back towards the haft of the axe, more than some of the other axe head types.

Learn more about Nordic Axes here and research into Axe combat here. 

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