Broad Axes

Broad axes, also known as Dane axes or great axes (classified Type M in Petersen's Typology of Axes) emerge in the latter part of the 10th Century and towards the end of the Viking Age. These formidable weapons would be used two handed and could reputedly cut off the head of an ox in one blow! However even though they are large they are actually very thin from the top profile, making them a lot lighter than people often imagine.

My axes are hand forged from EN9 carbon steel and heat treated to hold a cutting edge and all hafts are made from ash. All axes can be made sharp or blunt for reenactment use.

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Font by Myles Stevens

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