This axehead is made after several 9th to 14th century originals found in i.a. Scandinavia, France, the Rhineland, the British Isles and Ireland. The axehead occurred in the 9th century, but it is expected that this type of axehead was already used in the Classical period.
This axehead is completely hand-forged. The edge is blunt so it can be used for re-enactment purposes. The length of the axehead is 18,5 cm, the blade is 6 cm and the eye measures 25 x 35 mm. It weighs 550 grams.
This axehead is a Petersen type A.
Head size: 18.5 x 6 cm
Ring diameter: 2.5 x 3.5 cm;
Weight: 550 g
Material: EN45 spring steel hardness 53 HRC
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.