Bild från Museum!
Vikingatida yxa med skaft av trä kopia av ett fynd från Norge.
Daterad till ca: 1030 och modellen är samma som man gjort ifrån Thames.
The original of this Viking battle axe was found in the grave Langeid No. 8. Its shaft end in the axe head was coated with copper which was very rare in Norway.
A number of similar battle-axes have been found in the River Thames in London. That makes the axe particularly interesting.
The 1030 dating of the axe from Langeid shows that it belongs to the same period as the axes found in the Thames.
There was a long series of battles along the Thames in the late 10th and early 11th centuri.
- 123 cm – length of the shaft – verified optimal length for two-handed operation
- Shaft from hardwood of oval profile – approx. 33 * 24 mm
- Total weight 1430 g
- Sharp edge
- Shaft partially coated with copper
Handmade by a Czech blacksmith