Francisca axe Rhenen

This Francisca axe  was made after an archaeological find  from Rhenen (The Netherlands), where is a large graveyard dated from the Late Roman to the Merovingian period (approx. 400-700 AD).

Price incl. 21% VAT: 46
Steel:

Available in approx. 5 Weeks after Order

Price of the selection: 46
Add to basket:
pcs
  • Product No: 9553

Francisca axe Rhenen

The francisca is characterized by its distinctly arch-shaped head, widening toward the cutting edge and terminating in a prominent point at both the upper and lower corners. The top of the head is usually either S-shaped or convex with the lower portion curving inward and forming an elbow with the short wooden haft. Sometimes the head is more upswept forming a wider angle with the haft. Most franciscas have a round or teardrop-shaped eye designed to fit the tapered haft, similar to Viking axes. Based on the measurements of modern replicas the francisca had a haft length of around 40-45 cm (16-18 in) and a 10 cm (4 in) cutting edge with an average weight of around 600 g (21 oz, 1.3 lb).

  • 15*9*3,6 cm – approx. size of the axe head
  • 395 mm - approx.  shaft length
  • shaft from ash wood
  • sharp ground!
  • weight approx. 736 g

This reconstruction of the Francisca axe Rhenen came into existence thanks to Mr. Robert Wimmers from Archeologie Beleven ! 

Product review

Number of product reviews: 5 Rewieved so far: 1 customers.

Write a review

27.3.2016 17:30

Patrick

Reviews:

Very impressed with this axe, absolutely stunning finish. Will definitely be ordering another

1 react

Write your own review






You can add your assessment.:

Tip: To refer to a specific comment, please type its number in square brackets.
Example: [1] A reference to comment No. 1 will be published.




No comments

Add a new comment





Tip: To refer to a specific comment, please type its number in square brackets.
Example: [1] A reference to comment No. 1 will be published.

Your question to the Francisca axe Rhenen

Do you have a question about a product or the buying process here? Please provide your contact information so that we may send you our answer.





We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our customers. Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 101/2000. Your personal details will not be disclosed to third parties.

Recommended accessories

Belt axe sheath

Belt axe sheath

Detail 30,00 € 2 Weeks

Axe case, made-to-mesure

Axe case, made-to-mesure

Detail 41,00 € 5 Weeks

Similar products

Advisory Service: Questions and Answers

What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blades?

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.

Enter the Advisory Service