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.
The added weight of the pol balances the axe and the high carbon steel allows it to be used as a hammer as well. The bit is 3 1/4″ from horn to horn and the length is 5 3/8″ from bit to pol face. The overall length is 19 1/2″. The handle is hickory.