Bearded Viking Axe
Bearded refers to the type of axe head shape, not the facial hair of the person holding it. Traditionally, this shape of axe was a solution for blacksmiths to use less metal, both preserving the coveted minerals as well as reducing the total weight of the weapons. Leaving a long blade edge while tapering back to the handle, this single-handed axe has the same cutting edge as a tomahawk or hatchet without a large block of steel to swing around. Axe handles have also undergone some modifications over the centuries, and this wooden handle has a fawn's foot pommel, meaning it is oval in shape and hangs longer on one side. The wood shaft is carved with a slight bend to allow for different grips as you wield this rustic ax around the fjords.
This hand forged steel ax is crafted of high carbon steel, and the marks of its creation can be seen along the ax head. The charcoal black color of the metal comes from the forging process, and contributes to the authentic handmade look of this Viking hand weapon. With a weight of about 1.6 pounds, this costume ax is easy to carry around when attached to your belt or shield. Reaching 17.5 inches long and a blade width of 6.5", this Nordic axe is not too large to hang on a wall as decoration, or to pack in to your camping gear as you begin a long trekking journey. The edge of the 4.75" blade is unsharpened, so make sure to grind it to a fine edge if you plan on using it for chopping in the wilderness. Having a blunt edge makes this prop weapon ready to use as part of your cosplay getup the moment you get it.
Intimidate your enemies with this steel blade hand hatchet that looks right out of the times of yore! While the Samurai had their tanto knives, almost every Viking carried an ax for the lighter weight, versatile use, and razor sharp edges. This bearded high carbon blade may not have a sharp edge, but it will make your Nordic cosplay the sharpest one around!
Bearded Viking Axe Highlights:
- High Carbon Steel Blade
- Hand-Crafted Wooden Handle
- Broad Bearded Blade Shape
- Unsharpened Blade Edge
- Total Weight: approx. 1 lb 9.9 oz
- Total Length: approx. 17.5"
- Blade Length: approx. 4.75"
- Axe Head Length: approx. 6.5"
- Handle Length: approx. 15.375"
- Hatchet Size for Single-Handed Use
- Rustic Design and Construction
- Authentic Addition to Viking Cosplay
Note: This axe has a handmade handle constructed from real wood. Natural variations in appearance are to be expected.
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