Viking Axes and Danish Axes
Axes of the Vikings were also called the Danish Axe, that were an early type of polearm. Viking Axes are made light enough to withstand throwing with there forged heads and hardened edges. Another use of Viking axe was for punching through any armour or cleaving helms in close combat because of the relatibely short cutting edge. The Viking axe also were used on farms and cutting timber for their Viking ships. Medieval Collectibles has many types of Viking axes such as the Danish axe, Viking throwing axe, Mammen axe, bearded axe and the Francisca axe. All our Viking axes are authentic to the Viking Age and fully functional for reenactments.
The throwing length Viking Bearded Axe had a Beard or increased depth at the lower end of the blade, adding the rigidity needed for a weapon that could also be used for chopping chores. This Viking axe is hardwood-handled and competition approved.
The Viking Battle Axe has an overall length of 27 inches with a 12.5 inch long blade. This Viking Battle Axe makes a great display piece in your home or used as a stage prop.
Our Viking Axe and Bearded Axe are typical patterns, capable of cleaving helms or armour with impunity. They feature forged heads with sharp tempered edges and hardwood shafts.
The Viking Throwing Axe was a light axe borrowed from the Frank's War with the Romans, when the Franks employed the weapon successfully both as a projectile and at close-quarters. With its hardwood handle, this axe is great for throwing competitions.
The Danish Axe by Hanwei is undoubtedly a fine example of the use of peacetime agricultural tools as weapons in time of war. Equally at home felling trees or adversaries, the axe evokes a fearsome picture of the woodsman at war.
The axe is a powerful weapon, and an equally powerful tool, and in Viking hands, it became a legend. This Viking Axe has a hand-crafted look and a brutal design, one that makes it a weapon to be feared by all those who might face it in battle.
The Francisca, so named for its Frankish origins, was used by the Vikings both as a throwing weapon and for close-quarters combat. Its graceful lines are legendary but the upswept point and downturned edge were both capable of penetrating chain mail.
Our Viking Axe and Bearded Axe are typical patterns, capable of cleaving helms or armour with impunity. They feature forged heads with sharp tempered edges and hardwood shafts. Both shafts are approximately 30 ½' long.
The axe was a popular weapon during medieval times for a variety of reasons, the least of which was ease of construction. The Vikings, in particular, had a love for the axe, and one of their typical weapons is recreated here in this Viking Field Axe.
These Hanwei short axes, replicating Viking weapons, are made to withstand throwing, with forged heads and hardened edges. They are well balanced and competition approved.
Vikings were masterful warriors, using a number of weapons including axes. This Hanwei Short Viking Axe, replicating the Viking weapon, can withstand throwing, showing off its forged head and hardened edge.
No collection is complete without the addition of a well-balanced throwing axe. The Antiqued Throwing Axe, made by Hanwei, could historically be used as a dangerous weapon in two ways, depending on the combat situation.
Capturing the Viking spirit, the Norse Hawk's 4' blade features a highly curved cutting edge and terminates in two sharp points. These points increase the chance of a stick when the Norse Hawk is thrown.
No matter the size of their blade, axes are virtually always effective. Smaller blades excel at concentrating force and going through armor, while larger blades, like the one on this Large Viking Axe, are designed purely for cutting and cleaving.
The axe was, perhaps, among the first of the tools made by mankind, and has remained important to many cultures in history. The Vikings, though, are the most associated with the axe, and weapons like this Viking Bearded Axe are likely the reason why.
Rarely can a tool go from splitting logs to splitting heads in a matter of seconds...but this Norse Viking Axe is definitely capable of just that, serving well not only as a tool for peace, but also as a weapon of war for any Viking warrior out there.
It's been said that two heads are better than one. Typically, this references two thinking heads, although there's no reason that this ages-old mantra can't be applied to weapons like this Double Headed Viking Axe, especially when it's true.
The weapons of the Viking warrior were streamlined in design, yet possessed of fine craftsmanship and detail work that made each one a distinctive armament. This Two Handed Viking Battle Axe is no different, appearing as both weapon and work of art.
The Vikings were well-known for their love of axes, not only because they were simple and easy to use, but also because they were efficient and effective. This Viking Axe echoes the simple look and feel that would have been common in Viking weapons.