Merovingian Axe

Merovingian Axe

Product Code: 120297

Manufacturer: Windlass Steelcrafts

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In the 5th and 6th centuries, an axe like this one was used widely by the Frankish Merovingian dynasty that had taken over the Rhineland territory after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

 

A Merovingian would hurl his axe at the enemy from a distance of about 10 meters, and then follow up with a sword and shield. An axe blade of solid steel can cause devastating injuries – that has been impressively proven in modern tests. The straight, hardwood handle is purposely lightweight so the maximum kinetic energy of the axe blow is concentrated at its head. The Merovingian axe was just one of the reasons for the dynasty's reputation for ferocity in war.

 

Specifications

 

Overall Length: 49cm

Weight: 0.9kg

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    Review by Falcon679
    Brilliant bit of kit to go with my collection. Have already used. It cuts into shields perfectly. Arrived very quickly.