Bearded Rus Viking Axe

This axe is of the Rus Swedish Viking style and has some file embellishment to enhance the lines.  The axe has a 3-1/2 in bit and is 5-1/4 in from the back of the eye to the bit.  It is 1-3/8 in wide at the eye and weighs 18.2 oz.  The axe head is hand forged from mild steel with a high carbon bit forge welded in.  The handle is of ash with a linseed oil finish and is 23-1/2 in. long.    (#304)

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Viking Axe, Rus pattern

This axe is patterned after one of the Swedish Rus Viking axes of about the 10th century.  The eye and body of the axe is of mild steel with a high carbon bit forge welded in.  The handle is made of hickory and fire blackened and finished with linseed oil and bees wax.

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Viking pattern Axe with IoM chasing

This is a Viking bearded axe pattern and I’ve chased in a design across the eye with small punches and chisels.  The design is taken from a carving on an 8th century stone cross on the Isle of Man, (located in the Irish Sea between England, Scotland and Ireland.

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