Based on Original: Several combat axes from the period across Scandinavia.
Overall L: ~23.75"
Head front to back L: ~7.5"
Cutting Edge L: ~5.5"
Weight: ~ 1.8 lbs / 803 gr
This Nordic fighting axe would be classified as a Peterson Type B style. This single handed axe has a hardened sharp edge in 1050 steel. Light and fast, it is mounted on an ash haft with subtle shaping to give better handling and control. The bearded shape of the blade creates a lighter axe and conserves raw materials, while keeping a longer cutting edge.
You can see similar pieces made by A&A in action on a great website on Viking culture and combat here Hurstwic
and some cutting practice in our blog post here.
This type of axe is quite impressive in its handling as the light weight allows for a very fast weapon that can counter and strike with very swift actions. It is not the type of weapon used to beat an opponent to the ground but rather strikes with the agility and speed of a well made sword.
These items are hand made in total so there will be slight variations in shape and dimensions.
Shipping Domestic US 44.00 (multiple axe shipping discounted)
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