In earlier ages the axes taken to a battle were the same ones used in everyday work. That, however, is not the case with this axe; it was made for war. The down curved, wedge shaped blade coupled with the curved shaft made for a very powerful cutting arc that could shear through mail and badly damage the simple plate that was in use at the time. When reversed, all of the force of the blow was concentrated on the back hammer poll and could crush a helmet. In the hands of a mounted knight this type of heavy headed axe was devastating to men on the ground and on horseback alike. It could split mail helms and shields, and the extended back poll could easily crush bone. The curve of the hardwood shaft added to the power of the blow. This is an excellent fighting axe and a devastating “high-tech” weapon for its age.More information
Medieval Horseman’s Axe
- The handle of solid wood is approx. 496 mm long
- The handle has an oval profile of approx. 41 x 32 mm
- The ax is about 160 mm long and about 32 mm thick
- The cutting edge is approx. 85 mm long
- Blade of carbon steel 1065
- Steel hardness 48-52 HRC
- The striking edge is approx. 1mm thick
- Weight approx. 802 g
Even if this is a fully functional weapon replica, it cannot be used in combat shows, historical reenactment or similar for safety reasons!
Specs can vary slightly from axe to axe.
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Included in these categories: One-handed battle axes