Museum Quality Bearded Axe With Engraved Long Handle
The ax head is loosely based on the widely used bearded axe of the Viking age. It is crafted with both traditional methods of forging and modern metalworking techniques. This ensures a strong, durable axe head. Metallurgy was not at its peak during the Viking age, and many weapons of yore would crack, snap, or chip with prolonged use. Ax head is left with a generally rough finish to mimic a well-used blade, it is beveled and sharpened. The head is secured and fixed to the handle with an iron wedge and industrial glue or epoxy resin for maximum strength.
The head is blackened using a traditional technique of rubbing wool on heated metal, which gives it a specific and slightly rough texture.
The ax comes with a BLUNT edge and it is generally intended as a decorative piece. This is also done for safety reasons while shipping.
The handle is made of oak wood, it is fully covered in 3D relief featuring original Early medieval patterns. The main motif on this handle is Jellinge Norse Drake and it also features other ornamental patterns done in full 3D. It is stained and finished with boiled linen seed oil and transparent varnish.
Length: 80 cm – 31.5 inch
Weight: 1200 g – 2.64 lbs
Ax head material – Mild steel
Ax edge – Blunt
Handle material – Oak