It's that time of year to start wishing everyone a Merry Axemass! To help out, we are offering 15% off our following axe-travagant items. These make great gifts as well as being useful for any holiday trimming that may need doing.
Your holiday chopping might start with our Danish Axe. At 56" in overall length with a cutting edge of over 10", this axe is one of the most fearsome weapons of the early medieval period.
The Danish Type L War Axe is another great choice, its long reach and light head make for a devastating ability to open packages.
The Hungarian Axe is a very popular piece with a slightly shorter haft than the larger axes above. It makes for an excellent addition to your sleigh for those rides in the wolf infested forest.
If you'r looking for something in a single handed axe might we suggest the Type L Fighting Axe. Speedy and quick in the hand it's a great axe for walking on a winter wonderland.
The surprisingly light and nimble Irish Axe is based on a 13th century original in Dublin, and it's an awesome gift for the celtophile in your life.
Our Nordland Axe is one heck of a stocking stuffer! Differentially hardened with a hand forged edge, this baby is a replica of an early Viking Age axe found in Norway. The axe head is black from the forge, creating a durable finish, and the handle is hand shaped hickory.
While the prices on these axes are good through Christmas, you should order early to ensure you have under the tree on Christmas morning.
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.