Type L Fighting Axe

Product image 1Type L Fighting Axe #8002 steel head with hardened edge with the distinctive forward leaning upper point of the cutting edge.
Product image 2Type L Fighting Axe #8002 hand crafted steel head with forward leaning upper point of the cutting edge.
Product image 3Type L Fighting Axe #8002 steel head mounted on a hand shaped ash haft,

Regular price $320.00

Based on Original: Several combat axes from the period across Scandinavia.

Overall L: ~26"

Head front to back L: ~6.5"

Cutting Edge L: ~6"

Weight: ~1.4 lbs   660 gr

This Nordic fighting axe is from the Peterson Type L style. This single handed axe has a hardened sharp edge. Light and fast, it is mounted on an ash haft with subtle shaping to give better handling and control. The angled shape of the axe head allows for a blow to land with the entire length of the cutting edge. This axe is hand crfated from 1050 steel. 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)

International customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We feel your pain with the steep increases in international shipping over the past few years. We strive to find the most economical and reliable sources to ship to you.


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