Medium Danish Axe
This style of axe, for the most part, is a deceptively light and agile weapon. A careful study of even the largest axes will show that the body of the axe was forged quite thin, and a thicker bit made of higher carbon steel was forge-welded to the edge. It is clear that these axes were not made to be work axes because they lacked the mass and balance to fell trees and such. They were, on the other hand, perfect for killing a human.
Our Medium Dane Axe is a recreation of a nice axe that is in the colllection of Uppsala University. In spite of the heavy corrosion, the graceful shape of the body is quite evident as is the character of the thicker reinforced edge. This was a smaller version of the classic Dane Axe, but it is clear that even with its smaller size this would have been a brutal weapon in the hands of a seasoned warrior.
To get the correct shape of the historical original, and keep costs down, the body of the axe is cast in mild steel and the high-carbon edge forge-welded to the body by Eric.
The axe comes sharp.
The axes will be available in short runs/limited quantities.
of edge: 5.25"
Medium Danish Axe (axe-head only)... $400
Hafted Medium Danish Axe... $550
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