The Viking throwing axe wascommonly used in battle by Vikings primarily as a close-combat weapon, but also for throwing at a distance.
Types of Viking Axes: Features and Characteristics
The Viking axes were an essential part of Viking's weaponry. Some of them, also known as "Danish axes," were an early type of polearm. Viking craftsmen designed other axes specifically for close combat, utilizing shorter edges to achieve greater success in penetrating enemy armor. It's worth noting that Viking throwing axes did not have a singular use. They found their way onto farms as well. Additionally, they were employed for various chores in addition to chopping wood for ships. We stock a variety of Norse axes, such as Danish axes, Viking throwing axes, mammen axes, bearded axes, and Franciscan axes. In addition, we also offer replica Viking weapons inspired by the popular television series about the legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. Moreover, we have built many of our Viking axes with authentic designs, making them suitable for use in historical reenactments.
Drakka's Viking Throwing Axe: Quality, Design, and Performance
Drakka's Viking throwing axes are built to last and designed to perform; each hatchet has a hand-hammered head with a razor-sharp edge (56–58 Rockwell scale hardness). In addition, it has a hammer poll with a hardened face for driving in nails and stakes. Crafted from a single piece of aged teakwood, one of the hardest and most durable types of wood, each of our Viking axe handles is weatherproof and designed to last. The stained handle has an ergonomic curve that facilitates handling and creates a slight downward blade angle at the point of contact. The base features a lanyard hole as well.
While Viking throwing axes are not intended to be used as league throwing axes, this piece adequately meets the prerequisites for most throwing leagues. With its Viking-style leather wrap and hand-hammered axe head, this axe is sure to attract attention during league play. This Norse-style tomahawk has a thick leather cross stitch and a grip-enhancing Norse-style leather strap at the base.
Total Weight: 1.9 pounds, Axe Head Weight: 1.4 pounds, Blade Width (Cutting Edge): 3.5 inches, and Blade Length: 6.5 inches.
What is a Viking throwing axe set called?
A bearded axe, or Skeggx, refers to a variety of axes employed as tools and weapons as early as the sixth century AD. It is most commonly associated with Scandinavians of the Viking Age.
Do you have Viking throwing axes for sale?
We invite you to look through our online catalog. You can find a wide range of designs of Viking axes and other Viking items that might appeal to you.
Did Vikings throw a Viking axe?
Commonly, axes capable of being thrown or swung with head-crushing force were carried by Vikings. The Mammen Axe is a well-known example of such throwing and melee combat-optimized battle axes. The majority of an axe's head was wrought iron, with a steel cutting edge.
What is the best Viking throwing axe?
The Norse Tradesman Viking throwing axe measures a length of 24 inches, slightly shorter than the Shadow Cutlery Ragnar Lothbrok axe, and features a curved handle that differs from the straight handle on the Shadow Cutlery Viking axe. It has a curved handle, unlike the Viking axe from Shadow Cutlery.