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We pride ourselves on offering top of the line battle-ready, functional, and decorative single-headed axes. The single-headed battle axe was capable of cleaving helms or armor without impunity. These horrifyingly strong weapons were used by Nordic warriors to spread terror among their foes. However, one downside of the battle axe is that it allows much less precision than a sword does.
Medieval Collectibles carry many forms of single-headed axes, such as German axes, Italian axes, hand axes, battle axes, bearded axes, Danish axes, Viking axes, and throwing axes, just to name a few.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Medieval Battle Axe?
Battle axes were armaments made of iron, steel, or occasionally, bronze with wooden handles. They were commonly used by foot soldiers and occasionally knights as weapons during battle.
A battle axe is characterized by a crescent-shape blade or axe head, approximately 25 cm (10 inches) in length. The blade or axe head is mounted on a wooden shaft or handle about five feet long for longer shafts and one foot long for shorter ones to create the deadly axe weapon we know today.
What Was the Medieval Battle Axe Used For?
Medieval battle axes, which were cheaper than swords, were weapons used by foot soldiers and, at times, by knights. The battle axe, along with the sword, is a close contact weapon that requires the user to be within a few feet of their opponent.
Unlike its counterpart, the throwing axe, the medieval single-headed axe requires less skill and precision to wield. The battle axe was no less terrifying for that. A well-maintained medieval axe could break through armor and deal a fatal injury to the enemy.
The Middle Ages were turbulent times, wrought with many battles and wars, and the violent battle axe, with its deadly crescent blade, was a powerful weapon in the hands of a soldier.