Just like the edges on these glistening axes we are reinforcing Merry Axemas with a special price on our Dane Axe with Reinforced Edge and Dane Type L War Axe with Reinforced Edge. These great pieces would make excellent, though large, gifts under the tree for your favorite warrior of the north or a wonderful way to reward yourself for getting through 2022.
At 56 and 53 inches overall length, these commanding pieces will occupy an impressive spot under the tree or leaning against the hearth where ever Santa decides they look best. The heads are 1050 steel with a hardened edge that is quite sharp. These pieces are known for being exceptional cutters and create a great addition to any collection of Medieval weapons.If you are new to axes I suggest this past blog post that discusses how a tool style axe differs from a weapon style of axe. The highlights of these two pieces above are discussed in posts here Type M or Type L. Also if you wondering how this type of axe would stand up in some real world interactions with armor we did a video that looks at that as well.
These prices will be good through the holiday but if you would like your axe to arrive before the 25th you should order prior to the 12th, after that we will strive to have them off in time but our shippers do not guarantee arrival once it leaves the shop by the 25th.
Finally to enhance the holiday mood here is our much loved Dance of the Danish Axe Fairies.
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.