Viking Axe, Rus pattern

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.

The bit of this axe is 3 1/8″ from horn to horn and is 5″ from pol to bit.  The over all length is 18 3/8″.

Viking Axe Rus pattern views