Petersen Type L Hand Axe

Some axes are found with engraved or inlaid decoration implying a degree of status above that of just a wood working tool or common weapon. The axe pictured is a Petersen Type L with inlaid twisted silver and copper wires to make it that bit fancier.

This polished axe is made from EN9 carbon steel, then fine lines are cut into the axe with chisel and the silver/copper wires are hammered into place.

You can also order a blade protector based on a find from Hedeby. The blade protector is made from oak and based on a find from Hedeby for a hand axe. If you would like one when you order your axe please select it on the order form.

The haft is made from ash and bottom hafted.

I can decorate an axe with different designs and inlay different metals, if this is something you would be interested in getting a price for please contact me.




Overall Weight: 760g

Head Weight: 480g

Haft Length: 540mm

Head Length: 150mm

Blade Length: 110mm


Please note all measurements are approximate as each axe is made by hand and there is slight variation with each one.

Petersen Type L Hand Axe