This axe head is a replica of a 10th century piece found in England. Such axes were used by both the Norse and Danish Vikings. On the British isles they were common until far after the early Middle Ages. Today the axe is a part of the collection of the Royal Armouries of Leeds.
The axe head is semi-sharp. It is made from carbon steel and is 16 cm long, max. 110 mm thick and weighs approx. 1250 gram.
Head size: 16 x 16 cm
Ring diameter: 3.1 x 2.3 cm;
Weight: 1250 g
Material: EN45 spring steel hardness 53 HRC
Shaft included: no
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (grams): 2000 *
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.