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This is a replica of a broad axe from the Viking period from the Museum of Cultural history in Oslo. The original was discovered in 2001 in Langeid, Norway. It was buried in grave 8 of the burial ground there, and was found together with an ornate sword. Jan Petersen, the archaeologist, categorised this type of axe head as type M, dating from the second half of the 10th century. The Langeid axe is of a somewhat later period and dates from the first half of the 11th century.
Material: carbon steel
Delivery excluding handle
Height: ca. 25,5 cm
Width : ca. 20,5 cm
Size of the eye: 3 x 2,4 cm
Height of the eye (including shaft reinforcement): ca. 6 cm
Shipment weight: 600 grams
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
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This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Delivery was without any significant problems. The axe head came sharp, however, and had slightly cut into the wrapping material. Although the sharpening was clearly effective, I think that the blade, which has a significant secondary bevel, should be thinner. This would also make the head lighter. As it is, my head has a weight of about 1 kg. The eye is slightly asymmetric and very rough, but it fits well to the shaft that I made. Given the price, I am very happy with the purchase.