A Viking axe was one of the most powerful and effective offensive weapons a Viking warrior could possess. Viking sword designs largely catered to one-handed wielding while holding a shield with the other hand. In addition to being a weapon, a sword frequently represented wealth and authority. Our designs at Drakka are influenced by historic medieval attire.
Skeggx (from Old Norse Skegg, "beard," and x, "axe") refers to various axes used as early as the sixth century A.D. as both tools and weapons. Typically, Viking-age Scandinavians wielded this weapon, which was predominantly either produced locally or imported from the Frankish Empire. Occasionally, pattern welding ornamented the blade, while the axe's hilt featured precious stones. The blade is meticulously polished to a mirror finish and incised with runes that translate to "sword of kings".
Norsemen commonly wielded Viking axes, using them with deadly force by throwing or swinging. The Mammen Axe is a renowned and distinct model, designed explicitly for both throwing and close-quarters melee combat. Craftsmen typically composed a significant part of the Viking axe head using wrought iron, while also integrating a steel cutting edge to sharpen the blade and enhance its efficacy in battle.
During the early part of the Viking era, the typical length of the cutting edge was 7–15 centimeters (3-6 inches), whereas later on, axes grew considerably larger. Brei-x (broad axes) had crescent-shaped edges measuring 22 to 45 cm in length (9 to 18 in). On the largest axe head shown on the right, the longest cutting edge is 22 centimeters (9 inches) long.
The Viking Axe from Drakka: A High-Quality Weapon with Impeccable Design
The Viking axe Drakka is large enough for a man. Moreover, crafted with high-quality stainless steel, this item features Viking runes and measures 38.5"L x 5.8"W x 1.4"H in dimensions. The pommel and guard complement the design beautifully, crafted from durable zinc and adorned with imitation gems made of yellow, orange, ruby, pearl, and white materials. A wooden plaque bearing a water-transfer Viking design.
Exceptional costumes and a Viking axe are ideal for theatrical performances, Halloween parties, and more. The Viking axe is ideal for Renaissance festivals, backyard brawls, LARP events, and historical recreations. Also serve as an impressive focal point for your home or office. It will immediately attract the attention of your guests if placed in a corner.
Do you offer a Viking sword?
We invite you to look through our online catalog, where you can find a wide range of designs that might appeal to you, to see the many Viking axes and other Viking items we have for sale.
Can I find quality merchandise at this Viking store?
Drakka, renowned for its high-quality Viking products, is one of the leading competitors on the market. More importantly, our products are collectible. By implementing stringent quality controls, we manufacture our Viking knives, enabling us to offer an unparalleled final product that surpasses the expectations of our customers. For Drakka, quality is paramount.
Is a beard-bearing axe useful?
The Bearded Axe is suitable for outdoor activities and trekking due to its compact size. Currently on display at the Historical Museum in Stockholm, the original Viking axe discovered in Gothem, Gotland, dates back to the 1st century B.C. Notably, the axe features an elongated edge (beard) and a long handle, making it a distinctive and historically significant artifact. We have a replica of this sword that you are certain to adore.