Viking Axe with poll

Viking Axe with poll

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.

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