The axe, inherited from the Frank’s wars with the romans, remained an ever-present Viking weapon. It also demonstrated the Scandinavian genius for evolving specialized weaponry. The smaller axes are sized to be carried thrust through a belt, to serve as a backup weapon and being one-handed, they were used in combination with a shield. This engraved axe is a perfect example of the Viking’s blend of art and war.
Length 67cm, blade 18.5cm. 850g.