Today we look at an update to one of our most popular items, the Hungarian Axe. This handy and deadly axe has been a favorite since we first made one based on an original from the mid 1500s in the Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Polish Army Museum.
This style of axe was popular and economic for arming soldiers as well as those who were traveling by foot. Axes made an important impact on the culture of Eastern Europe with several folk heroes of the day being armed with such an axe. So if you'r a budding hero on the rise this maybe just the piece for you.
You can check out our earlier blog on this piece here were we describe and discuss axe us. In the video below we look at the particulars of the hardened edge and how it holds up to a bit of use. Longer hafted axes in this form are sometimes referred to as Sparth Axe or Bardiche.
The past couple of years have been a hurdle to us all. Our challenges in the shop have inspired us to move forward with improvements and upgrades on our pieces with more tenacity. This is the second adjustment to our line after our announcement of our hardened Celtic Spear. We look forward to bringing you more soon.
We hope it makes your purchase from Arms & Armor even more satisfying.
Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography. He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.
Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985.