Nathan and Craig invite you to join them for a sip and chat about Axes and Seaxs in today's Whiskey and Weapons. If you would like to sip along with us while we are discussing the happiness an axe or seax can bring a person, we will be sipping Highland Park 12 year Viking Honour today. We look forward to sharing some interesting history, weapons and maybe even to entertain you a bit.
Neither of us have had a Highland Park of late so we decided to adventure into this Orkney Isle single malt while talking about a recently finished seax we completed and a pair of original Frankish seax blades.
We also thought having a broad Axe would be appropriate and we think it is one of the best cutting weapons ever designed. Light, swift and devastating would be the tasting notes if it was in a glass.
The Arms and Arms Type M Dane Axe, perfect for upholding your Viking Honor
So pour yourself a glass of your favorite sipping beverage and join us for a chat.
Here are some other Viking era weapons that we make in case you need to outfit your entire raiding/sipping party.
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.