The original of this Viking battle axe was found in the grave Langeid No. 8. Its shaft end in the axe head was coated with copper which was very rare in Norway. A number of similar battle-axes have been found in the River Thames in London. That makes the axe particularly interesting. The 1030 dating of the axe from Langeid shows that it belongs to the same period as the axes found in the Thames. There was a long series of battles along the Thames in the late 10th and early 11th centuries. More information...
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Viking battle-axe Langeid 8
- 123cm - length of the shaft - verified optimal length for two-handed operation
- Shaft from hardwood of oval profile – approx. 33 * 24mm
- Total weight spprox.1430 g (sharp) and 1820 g (blunt)
- Shaft partially coated with copper
Attachment of the ax on the wooden shaft: The eye of the ax is exactly adapted to the cross-section of the shaft. The ax head is struck / jammed on the shaft and firmly secured with a lost / hidden through bolt.
Handmade by a Czech blacksmit