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 down turned edge were both capable of penetrating chain mail. Our Francisca features a forged head with a fire-gray or antiqued finish and a swelled-end hardwood shaft for secure head retention. The shaft is also backswept, as were the originals, providing greater sticking capability when thrown.
Overall length: 17"
Blade length: 3 1/2"
Handle length: 18 1/4"
Weight: 1lb 3oz
Thickness at Guard: .230
Price QualitySteveStarted throwing at my local axe throwing club "The Viking Axe" where the Francisa is considered the axe of choice, a few weeks ago I bought my own shipping was quick the axe arrived razor sharp with a excellent leather blade guard in a period design. Been throwing this axe for several weeks now and I am very happy with aspects of the axe including the balance
Price QualityHistorical EnthusiastFantastic Value for a marvellous looking axe. Balance and finish is of excellent quality. Handle and weight is very nice. Overall fantastic product if looking for a smaller "Viking style" axe, and don't want to fork over several hundred pounds for a two handed war axe. Suitable for any collector or enthusiast whether they be a serious collector or a novice. You won't be disappointed.