Modern Viking Axe
Vikings and their axes are the stuff of legends, and by that we mean all of the legends. These fierce Nordic warriors were said to single-handedly conquer villages overnight, chop down trees with one swing, and only occasionally use any kind of defense, like shields or armor. When their opponents used such defenses, the two-handed battle axe was effective for either denting a shield or slicing right through the metal of a suit of armor. When not in combat use, these axes would be available around the house for felling trees, chopping wood, or sacrificing one of the farm animals for rituals or dinner. Typically constructed from heavy blocks of metal, the axe heads began to morph over time to try to keep a long blade edge, but to reduce the amount of metal, and thus the weight, used to make the top. This resulted in the bearded axe shape, as opposed to a triangular tomahawk wedge, that was lighter, slicy-er, and used less of the precious metal material they had. Then all they did was fix it to a smoothed tree branch, sketch some runes onto the handle, and go berserk into battle!
We love a good hero story, and the sagas of old, especially from the North, tell of these fighters arming themselves with huge battle axes with hubcap-sized blades and a tree trunk handle, but the reality may be a bit different. The axe was seen as a poor man's weapon, because it was widely used as a homestead tool, and most every house had one. But only the rich and wealthy of the clan could commission a broad sword, a weapon that was more blade than handle, while the ax continued to be more handle than blade. But in the hands of a trained combatant, it is still as lethal as any dagger or hand sword that it meets! These sleek military grade axes are what the Vikings would have dreamt of having, since they are lighter in weight, have more durable materials, and can still chop through the thickest lumber in the forest.
This tactical crescent axe blade is wielded around by the innovative handle crafted of nylon reinforced fiberglass. The two common gripping sections are the top by the axe head for smaller chopping, and at the bottom for a traditional swing, so both sections are grooved to give grip control etched right into the material. The composite handle will be able to stand the test of time, and that gives it the durability of military grade equipment! The axe head itself is 3CR13 stainless steel, and it is oh-so impressive! The single cast steel is tanged 5 inches into the handle, protrudes out from the top to form the 6 inches long by 6.5 inches wide axe head. The blade edge curves to an extreme 7.375 inches, and the bearded overhang creates a deadly spike at the bottom of the knife edge. At 3.25 pounds, it's no wonder this axe takes two hands to chop, split, slice, even crush, but with the cutaway of the bearded blade and handle grip up high, it can be used with one hand if you need. Bring it on your next special ops mission, as you'll find it has a vital importance when you're out in the wilderness.
The Vikings would have been honored to hang this impressive silver and black oxidized steel warrior weapon on their wall, but they would have also understood the value of strapping this contemporary ax to their back to take as a survival tool. The sharp blade will let any unexpecting enemies know that you are holding a legendary weapon that was designed for mauling. At 27.5 inches long, it can swing from your gear bag, or be secured to a backpack frame for hiking out to a remote campsite. Imagine how handy it will be to have one of these full blown tactical fiberglass axes available to create your survival structure, clear a path of fallen branches, or split more firewood when it gets cold! This modern military axe can be safely transported around with the flexible TPU snapping cover that locks into the axe head itself, making sure the razor sharp edge is not exposed unless you want it to be.
This polypropylene handle bearded axe, with it's minimalist design and state-of-the-art composite materials, will be a legacy you can pass down from generation to generation, just like a true Viking. The stainless steel blade edge can be sharpened, and the handle will survive any plundering you may put it through. Take this tactical axe as a versatile splitting tool when a one-handed hatchet just isn't going to cut it!
Modern Viking Axe Highlights:
- SHARP 3CR13 Stainless Steel Blade
- Nylon Reinforced Fiberglass Handle
- Crescent Bearded Blade Shape
- Black Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Sheath
- Injection-Molded Blade Cover Snaps into Axe Head
- Total Weight: approx. 3 lb 4 oz
- Total Length: approx. 27.5"
- Blade Length: approx. 7.375"
- Axe Head: approx. 6" long and 6.5" wide
- Handle Length: approx. 25.5"
- Handle Diameter: approx. 1.5" average
- Top Grip Section: approx. 5"
- Bottom Grip Section: approx. 7"
- Manufactured by M48
- Jet Black and Scratch-Resistant
- Minimalistic Contemporary Design
- Great for Hikers, Hunters, and Survivalists
- High Quality and Long Lasting Materials
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