Viking Axe Slavic Style - Functional High Carbon and Tempered
Axes of this style with an extended neck and wide cutting edge appear to have developed in the 7th to 9th century. During the 10th and 11th century the cutting edge began to become wider and increasingly elongated. Axes of this style appear to have been more common in Slavic Eastern European countries
Axes of this type are categorised as type II using the Wheeler axe typology from the book Wheeler, R.E.M. (1927) London and the Vikings. London Museum Catalogues: No 1 from extant artefacts found in Britain.
In the book Early Medieval Axes from the Territory of Poland by Piotr N. Kotowicz. A similar style extant axe is identified from an archaeological find at the Blichowo Cemetery in Plock Masovia (item 4.1.3c. Varient III.1.3, cat. No. 401).
Axes of this style are most appropriate for late Viking era Eastern European, Rus and Byzantine reenactment personas.
The axe head is made from high carbon EN45 steel and is tempered.
The wooden handle measures approximately 76cm (30”).
The axe head is securely riveted onto the handle.
The cutting edge of the axe measures 23cm (9”) when measured along the edge of the blade.
The front to back measurement of the axe head is 17cm (6.6”).