Viking Axe Nidhöggr

The Nordic warrior held his weapon in great reverence and often lavished it with elaborate decorations. Our example displays a Viking dragon knot work motif. It is named after the Viking dragon Nidhöggr. In Norse mythology - according to the Gylfaginning part of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda, Nidhöggr is a being which gnaws one of the three roots of Yggdrasill. It is sometimes believed that the roots are trapping the beast from the world. This root is placed over Niflheimr and Nidhöggr gnaws it from beneath. More information...

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SKU: mt_600796

Viking Axe Nidhöggr

Please note: This is just an ornamental item, not intended for real use!

This is an ideal size for one handed combat in conjunction with a shield. The decorated head is tempered steel and the shaft is from a good hardwood. A great choice to finish out your Viking gear. A Viking’s equipment consisted of sword, sax, axe, spear and round shield, the quality of which indicated a warrior’s social status.

  • The handle with oval cross-section is about 670mm long
  • Handle made of hardwood
  • Cross-section over the shoulder (handle at the steel axe) approx. 20.7 x 35.7mm and over the holding position (grip) approx. 33.4 x 24.6mm
  • Dimensions of the metal head of the ax:
  • Length of the blade up to the handle (cutting edge / bit + cheek) approx. 150mm
  • Total length of the blade (bit to butt) about 189mm
  • The ax cheek is max. about 119mm and min. about 35.8mm wide
  • The cheek is about 4.6mm thick
  • Strength of the striking edge approx. 0.9mm
  • The ax is about 32.1mm thick over the eye
  • The POB is about 11cm from the metal head
  • The ax head is made of 1065 high carbon steel.
  • Weight about 846 g

Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®

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