Iron and Oak Viking Axe with Handcarved Oak Leaf Design
Iron and Oak Viking Axe with Handcarved Oak Leaf Design. Collectible axe “Oak Leaf”- Sport standard camping hatchet in Viking style. Great 6th anniversary gift!
Standard sport parameters! In Norse folklore, both the Acorn and its bearer, the oak tree, bring good fortune. The Vikings associated oak trees with Thor, the god who created thunder and lightning with his great anvil and hammer. Because the tree attracted lightning, it was sacred to Thor. Thus they believed that the Acorn, the fruit of the oak tree, was always spared the god’s wrath, and so they began putting a lone Acorn on their windowsills to protect their houses.
4” (10 cm)- cutting edge length
19” (48 cm)- axe length
1.5 lbs (675 grams)- head weight
2 1/2 lbs (1.250 grams)- full weight
Solid and strong axe.
Hardness of the highcarbon steel (1566, G15660, 1066- USA, Ck67- Europe) 56-57 by Rockwell (HRC).
It’s more than enough to hew hardwoods.
Wood for handle- Ash or Beech tree depending on availability.