This axehead is made after several early medieval originals. Axeheads like this were presumably already used around the 4th century. They are particularly found in Scandinavia, on the British Isles and in Ireland. This type of axe was probably of Germanic origin.
This battle-ready axehead is hand-forged. The blade is blunt and the edges are rounded.
The length of the blade is 15,5 cm, its maximum width is 9,7 cm and it has a thickness of 3 to 4 mm. The eye for the haft measures 35 x 24 mm. it weighs 900 grams.
This axehead is a Petersen type A.
Head size: 15.5 x 9.7 cm
Ring diameter: 3.5 x 2.5 cm;
Weight: 900 g
Material: EN45 spring steel hardness 53 HRC
Edge: blunt 3 mm (battle-ready)
Shaft included: no
Based on a historic original: yes
Transport weight (grams): 500 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.