Derivation of a Viking axe

This Viking axe was made after an archaeological find that was found in Ireland and is now displayed in the Irish National Museum in Dublin. This type of axe was used in the time from 13th to 16th century. The chemical etching on the axe head imitates the patina of the archaeological find and the original decoration.

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Derivation of a Viking axe

Ve starověku měly sekery i své rituální funkce při obětování zvířat, používaly se např. na starověké Krétě v Mínojské kultuře - známá je posvátná sekera Labrys z pověsti o řeckém hrdinovi Théseovi. Bojové modely ze sekce Předgotické sekyry (Vik., Kelt.) a Gotické sekyry vyrábíme jako repliky zbraní - ty se od seker určených např. pro dřevorubce podstatně liší. Topůrka mají delší a těžší a břit mohou mít na obou stranách, eventuálně mají na druhé straně i hrot. Hrot může být i ve směru topůrka (topůrko se pak zasouvá do prohlubně, nikoliv do otvoru). Válečné verze byly užívány zejména v severní Evropě a proslavily je nejvíce Vikingové. Nabízíme také sekery outdoorové a vrhací sekery.

Specifications:

  • measurements of the axe head approx. 16 x 15 cm
  • length of the edge approx. 16 cm
  • length of the wooden shaft approx. 150 cm
  • chemically etched axe head
  • natural wooden colour of the shaft, not stained, only oiled
  • shaft from hard wood
  • Weight approx. 1,43 kg

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