This style of axe was developed in the Nordic countries during the 10th century. It is characterized by its four eye-lugs: two above and two below the eye. The axe has a wide, thin blade with a long curved blade with its accentuated steel edge.
The battle axe was common in the Nordic countries during the Viking Age and was considered the height of fashion. The axe was primarily used in battle, but also signified the power and dignity of its owner.
Straight handle, 33.5"
Length of edge, 7.9"
Weight including handle, approx. 2.6lbs
Gransfors Bruks axes are forged by professional blacksmiths that take great time and effort in their trade. The proof of this professionalism is in the way they are able to forge axes with such precision and beauty. There is no need to stone, grind, smooth or paint the axes in order to eliminate imperfections. At Gransfors Bruks, the forging crafter is allotted sufficient time to complete each axe or hatchet with the care necessary. The smiths do their best forging right from the beginning in order to produce the finest axes and hatchets in the world.