Langeid Two Handed Broadaxe - Photo Gallery

langeid two handed broadaxe

This large axe was designed solely for battle during the latter part of the Viking Age.

langeid axe

This is an axe that was designed for war, with a light, thin blade capable of making fearsome shearing cuts.

langeid axe head

Though obviously highly prized for the afterlife, the axe is only slightly "decorated" with a brass collar around the handle under the head.

two handed broadaxe

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.

viking axe

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.

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