Friday, September 21, 2012

A Danish Ax

From our Viking friends came the Dane Ax. A long-hafted ax with a curved blade. Contrary to many held believes the blade on the Dane Ax was thin and the overall weapon light; its design was not to batter through armor or shields, but to cleave flesh and bone. Use of the ax was a skill, it was not just a meat cleaver.

1 comment:

Paul Thornton said...

Bearded axes are very pretty weapons too. The shape of them also allowed the user to drag shields back and open up the opponent for a killing blow. All in all a very well designed killing tool.