Viking Axe, Cast Steel, Type D, with Engraving and Leather Wrap
Axes were important tools and weapons in the everyday life of the Vikings. They were used for chopping down trees, woodworking or in battle. The axe heads were made of different materials such as stone, bone or metal, and had different shapes and sizes depending on their purpose. Many Viking axes were elaborately adorned and served not only as practical tools but also as status symbols. Today, Viking axes are popular collectors’ items, and often used in films, TV series and video games to convey the image of the wild and fearless Vikings.
Shapewise, the head of the Viking axe we offer here is classified as a Petersen type D. The blade of this bearded axe is made of EN45 high carbon steel, and engraved with a Norse motif. The handle is made of robust ash wood and wrapped in leather.
Please note that this early medieval axe is not a battle ready weapon. It is primarily designed as a collector’s or decoration/display piece and is by no means suited for combat reenactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop, e.g. to complete your costume, and will make your transformation into a proud warrior just perfect.
– Blade material: cast high carbon steel EN45 (spring steel, not stainless)
– Handle material: ash wood
– Overall length (with shaft): approx. 60.6 cm
– Shaft length: approx. 54.5 cm
– Shaft thickness: approx. 2.5 x 3.5 cm
– Head: approx. 16 x 11.5 cm
– Weight: approx. 1220 g
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain the blade on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.