VIKING IRON BATTLE AXE HEAD

£295.00

The Vikings are known for their prowess in battle and the invasions they carried out across northern Europe.

Axes are a very typical part of the Viking battle attire.  They could be thrown as well as used in close range – they were truly a versatile weapon!

Learn about the History of the Battle Axe here.

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Description

900-1100 AD. Viking Age. Iron battle axe with heavy, curved blade, triangular cheek, reinforced eye and hammerhead butt. The hammer would allow the wielder of the axe to deliver crushing, bludgeoning attacks to armoured opponents, in addition to the primary cutting attack of the axe’s blade. The era known as the Viking age lasted for more than 300 years, from the late 8th century to the late 11th century. The history of the Vikings is closely linked to their role as masters of the sea. They were feared as fierce and ruthless invaders; this axe probably belonged to a Viking warrior who left his home to travel and fight in search of fortune. Excellent condition; on a custom stand.

Size: L:190mm / W:76mm ; 460g

Provenance: From an old British collection formed in the 1990s; previously acquired in Germany.

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