In warfare the axe was the most fearsome weapon the warrior possessed. Axes came in short, medium and large sizes up to the two-handed axe. Most being capable of splintering shields, splitting helmets and tearing wide open mail shirts, once a warrior had his axe in motion he was unstoppable.
The best technique in using these axes was simply to focus on launching a ferocious attack with no regard for defence. This was the tactic of the famed berserk warriors of the Viking sagas who at the onset of battle would go into a berserk fury and hack and slay their way through the battle field screaming and foaming at the mouth until either all of their enemies lay dead or they themselves were cut down and killed.
Cutting tools of any warrior commonly doubled as weapons of war when these famed raiders sailed on pillaging forays. Their axes were certainly top of the list and came to symbolize the terror spread among their foes.
EN45 Spring Steel
High Quality Construction
Overall length: 28"
Blade Edge 5-1/2"
Blunt For Re-enactment
Blade From Shaft 7"
Blade Thickness 5mm
This battle axe has a blade of hand forged EN45 spring steel which is fastened to a hardwood handle.
Both sides of the blade are etched with a decorative Celtic knot pattern that features a dragon's head.