This axe is another one of the Norse bearded axe styles. The dragon pattern hand chasing is of my own design.
This axe is a modified coopers axe. The modifications are the thicker handle and the extended pol.
This axe is a mix of periods and places. The spike tomahawk was traded to the Indians in north east America in the 18th century and the bearded axe was used by the Vikings. It makes an attractive and very usable axe. Continue reading Bearded Spike 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)
I forged this axe from mild steel and forge welded in a high carbon bit and a high carbon pol. It is patterned after a tenth century Viking axe I saw in Ireland except for the welded on pol.
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.
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.