Today we preview a couple of new Dane Axes that will be available during our upcoming Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales. Dane Axes, the large fighting axes popular during the Viking Period, are usually described based on Jan Petersen's typology which elaborates different blade, socket, and spur styles, labelling them "A" through "M". See a basic description of his system here. The axes we've made for this sale include an elongated Petersen Type L and a nicely bearded Type B. We have several of each in stock and pricing details will be announced on Black Friday. As with all of our Dane Axes, these feature a differentially hardened carbon steel blade and an ash handle. They are nicely balanced and very sharp, and sure to whet your holiday appetite! Check out this link to see all of our axe offerings available today. Our axes we preview will be in stock and on special over the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend.
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.