This Danish axe (daneaxe) is a replica of a 10th century original excavated in the Danelaw. Nowadays it is part of the collection of the Royal Armouries in Leeds. This fine axe is sharp but for an additional charge it can be blunted.
Large axes with round axe blades were used for warfare by the Danish Vikings (and later on by the Anglo-Saxons). The round blades give the impression that this type of axe was mainly meant for warfare. This type of axe was used in Ireland and on the British Isles until the 16th century.
This axe is made of carbon steel with a hardness of 52 HRC. The blade is patinated for an antique look. The shaft is made of hardwood.
This axe is 100 cm long with a 23,5 cm wide blade and weighs 2778 grams.
Length: 100 cm
Head size: 23.5 cm;
Weight: 2778 g
Material: 65Mn high carbon steel
Shaft included: yes
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (grams): 3000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.