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Cold Steel has been a long-time believer in the ruthless cutting power of a well-designed Viking axe. In the past, the company lacked the technical ability to make one to its satisfaction. However, with Cold Steel's new state-of-the-art forging facility, it is now possible to offer something truly exceptional. The Cold Steel Viking axe is formidably long, its thin blade is fully polished and hand-sharpened to an incredible edge. It comes with a robust 25 cm (10") cutting surface that terminates in two sharp horns or points. Traditionally, the longer top point was used for stabbing, gouging, or parrying, while the slightly shorter bottom point was used to capture an opponent's shield or to hook and immobilize his neck, arms, or legs.
To maximize leverage, strength and dexterity of movement, the Viking axe is equipped with a very strong, resilient shaft. Made in Maine from the best American hickory available, it enhances and amplifies this Viking axe's exceptional potential as a cutting and chopping tool.
In the case of hand-forged blades, our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it by hand on the anvil or under the drop hammer. The steel gets more solid (denser) by forging. In the case of industrially rolled spring steel blades, the sheets of steel plate is cut to strips under drop snips, then ground or milled and immediately forged into the annealing furnace and oil-quenched. The properties of both kinds of steels are not very different, since industrial rolling is already very good! On forged blades are usually blacksmith marks, which give them an authentic and unique look.