These Hanwei short axes, replicating Viking weapons, are made to withstand throwing, with forged heads and hardened edges. They are well balanced and competition approved. The Short Bearded Axe provided a concentration of power behind a relatively short cutting edge, ideal for punching through any armour of the period in close combat. The Short Viking Axe was useful both on the farm and in battle. It excelled as a close quarters weapon, while still being light enough to throw when necessary.
The item comes with a sharp edge that can be made blunt for re-enactment.
Overall length: 25 1/4"
Blade length: 6"
Handle length: 25"
Weight: 2lb 2oz
Blade length from handle: 4 1/2"
Price QualityDrummerAntJust the right size and weight. Comes with sheath which is needed as it is very sharp. Great!
Price QualityA.JWanted one after looking around the Jorvik Museum in York. Exactly the same as the ones being sold there but at a much better price. Received it next day! Excellent.
Price QualityH.SExcellent item well made, a great addition to a Viking outfit.
First class service from Southern Swords, very quick dispatch,
good communication etc.
Very pleased with purchase!!!