Langeid Two Handed Broadaxe

By: Windlass Steelcrafts
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War Axe

When a new road was being constructed in Langeid in southern Norway's Setesdal valley in 2011, workers discovered an ancient Viking burial ground. Along with coins and a stunning sword, an archaeological team exhumed a Viking broadaxe that hadn't seen the light of day for over 10 centuries. Educated conjecture has it that these artifacts may have been owned by a wealthy farmer and warrior who was subject to King Cnut, who ruled the North Seas Empire at the time. This is an axe that was designed for war, with a light, thin blade capable of making fearsome shearing cuts. The blade has a reinforcing ridge 1-1/8" from the edge and over 10-1/2" of effective cutting area. Though obviously highly prized for the afterlife, the axe is only slightly "decorated" with a brass collar around the handle under the head. Categorized as a type M broadaxe in Norwegian archaeologist Jan Petersen's typology of weapons, this style of axe was used in the second half of the 10th century until the Middle Ages. This replica is a fully functioning axe with a high carbon steel blade that's battle capable like the original. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts and arrives sharpened from the factory.


Reliks Product ID 6967
Manufacturer SKU 601123
Blade Material 1055 High Carbon Steel
Edge Length 10 1/2"
Full Length 47"
Handle Length 44"
Head Length 8 1/2"
Weight 3.6 lb

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