Bearded Viking Hatchet - Single Handed Axe
The hatchet is an essential work tool for the Vikings both on the farm and in battle.
This short Viking axe could be used as a weapon in two ways.
Its excelled as a close quarters weapon, while still being light enough to throw when necessary.
As a hand-held weapon it was a lethal force, capable of cleaving helms, mail and shields, while a volley of thrown axes could disrupt an opposing force and allow a breakthrough in a shield wall.
Overall length: 57cm
Blade cutting edge: 11.5cm
Blade length from shaft: 10cm