Maybe the most prestigious axes from the Celtic history are the decorated axes of the Scottish gall óglaig. These warriors of half Gaelic and half Norse descent dominated the region of the Irish sea between the 13th and 16th century. Their fleets were for a long period of time the mightiest of the British Isles and their trade was in war and cows. The gall óglaig were deployed by both the Scottish and Irish in wars against the English and each other. Their trademark was the large, two-handed sparth that was richly decorated in some cases.
This gall óglach sparth is developed and made by Celtic Britain. It is made after a 13th ? 15th century original found in the county of Donegal (Dún na nGall, fort of the foreigners). The original is alloyed with silver organic motives but for this replica a deliberate choice was made for engraving. The axe has four bulges at the ring for extra solidity and the head ends slightly oblique from the blade for an extra cutting ability.
The head measures 17 x 13 cm just like the original with a ring that has a diameter of 2 cm. The handle has a length of 150 cm. It weighs approx. 2,5 kg. The axe was originally razor sharp so the weight and format were relatively small.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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