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Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe
Odin's Broad Axe

Odin's Broad Axe

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What is a Broad Axe?

The Broad Axe (Old Norse: breiðøx) is a large broad-headed axe. The Petersen Type M tends to feature a wide, thin blade with pronounced "horns" at the toe and heel of the blade. The wide and thin profile of the blade made these types of axes excellent at cutting...

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Odin's Broad Axe

€139,95

Odin's Broad Axe

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Odin's Broad Axe

Odin's Broad Axe has been beautifully crafted using the highest-quality materials. The head has been forged using carbon steel to achieve the "Petersen Type M" shape associated with the Viking Age. The shaft has been hand-crafted from Ash and finished with our signature beeswax and linseed oil blend, which helps protect, aids in grip, and brings out the wood's natural grain. Each axe is supplied with a hand-sewn leather sheath that connects with push buttons for quick and easy removal.

These are an attempt to recreate what likely would have been used in the Viking Age.

Features: 

  • Sharpened edge
  • Total Length - 66 cm (25.8")
  • Blade width - 16.5 cm (6.5")
  • Cutting edge length - 17.5 cm (7")
  • Weight - 1.4 Kg
  • Head material - Carbon steel (1040)
  • Shaft material - Ash 
  • Leather sheath
  • Head wedged to shaft 
  • Blade hardness - 58-60 HRC
  • Petersen Type M
  • Date used: 940 - 1050 CE

Each axe has been carefully handmade. Therefore, it is possible that there will be some small variations. Stamped with our logo as a sign of assured quality.

THESE ARE NOT TOYS. THEY ARE FULLY FUNCTIONAL AXES WITH EXTREMELY SHARP BLADES. You MUST be 18 to purchase this item, and identification will be required on delivery.

Any customs fees that may occur with items sent to Europe are payable by the customer. 

SHIPPING, RETURNS & CUSTOMS

We offer FREE shipping on all orders over £40 within the UK.

Shipping costs are calculated at checkout based on parcel size, weight and delivery location.

We aim to ship in stock items within 2 working days. Custom or handmade items do have a production time, please check the item description for these.

Customs and import fees are determined by the customs authorities at the destination country, and may be applied once the parcel arrives in the destination country. Please check local import rules.

Please check item descriptions for any specific shipping information for individual products.

REVIEWS

  • VIKING ACCURACY
    VIKING ACCURACY
    Our Odin's Broad Axe faithfully recreates the iconic "Petersen Type M" shape for historical enthusiasts.
  • QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP
    QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP
    Made with high-quality carbon steel and Ash wood, finished with our signature beeswax and linseed oil blend.
  • DUAL FUNCTIONALITY
    DUAL FUNCTIONALITY
    With a sharpened edge and 66 cm length, it serves as both a formidable weapon and practical tool for shaping logs.
  • HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE
    HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE
    Used throughout the Viking Age it holds a significant place in history as a weapon of choice for the Varangian Guard.
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WHAT IS A BROAD AXE?

The Broad Axe (Old Norse: breiðøx) is a large broad-headed axe. The Petersen Type M tends to feature a wide, thin blade with pronounced "horns" at the toe and heel of the blade. The wide and thin profile of the blade made these types of axes excellent at cutting. 

As tools, they would have been used to shape logs when creating beams through a process known as hewing. 

Broad Axes also made fantastic weapons (especially when the shaft was extended to 0.9 - 1.7 m. Also known as the Dane Axe). The broad, thin blade was particularly effective against cavalry and shields, as a long powerful cut could be delivered. 

Predominately used through the Viking Age, the broad axe was adopted by the William the Conqueror in his invasion of England, and can be seen featuring on the Bayeux Tapestry. The Broad Axe / Dane Axe became a specified weapon of the Varangian Guard.

CARING FOR YOUR AXE

Our axes come with a small tin of our special linseed oil and beeswax blend, ensuring they're treated before they even reach you.

Although high carbon steel offers exceptional durability, it's not completely water-resistant. To maintain your axe's pristine condition, it's essential to regularly apply oil or our wax blend. This simple care routine ensures your axe remains in top-notch shape, keeping it looking its best for years to come.

Please Note: Not all axes are made for chopping wood. Wood chopping axes have a specially designed widened axe blade to withstand the forces applied with splitting wood. Using an axe in any manner other than that it has been designed for can result in damage.

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