This Gaelic axe (so called Sparth) was made after the original that is exhibited in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. This axe developed from Viking axes and similar type was later used by galloglass warriors. These warriors of half Gaelic and half Norse descent dominated the area around the Irish sea between the 13rd and 16th centuries. More information...
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Gaelic axe Sparth, 13th – 14th century
The axe comes with a shaft of ash-tree and can be made with just ground or hand-forged finish of the axe head.
- blunt edge (approx. 1,5 - 2mm thick)
- axe head made of 6mm thick steel
- ash shaft of oval section approx. 31x39mm
- length od the shaft approx. 149cm
- overall weight approx. 1880 g
- approx. size of the axe had: 18cm high (along the edge) and 19cm wide