Viking Axe – Wheeler Type B High Carbon and Tempered
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Make your own Viking experience with this reproduction Viking axe based upon an extant artefact found in England called the London-Axe Strand on the Green axe (shown in last photo).
Axes of this type are categorised as type B 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.
The original artefacts are estimated to have been made in the late 10 to 11th century.
Type B axes of this were in most common use between the sixth to nine century between approximately AD600 – AD840 and saw use in Northern Europe, England and Rus localities.
The axe head is made from high carbon EN45 steel and is tempered. The axe has a flat back, so it is also great for woodworking around the re-enactment or SCA encampment.
The axe measures 15.5cm in length and has a cutting edge of 11.5cm.
The wooden handle measures approximately 57.5cm in length.