A northern European axe dating from the early part of the 12th century. Axes with eye-sockets made their breakthrough in the early Middle Ages in Europe. A characteristic of this axe is the long, sturdy eye-socket, and also its wide edge. The bearded axe with its eye-socket was developed from the two-lugged axe type and was used for timbering and splitting logs. It was probably also used for carpentry. This replica, forged by hand, is based on a number of similar axe types from the early Middle Ages.
Straight handle: 23.6"
Length of edge: 4.7"
Weight incl. handle: Approx. 2.4lbs
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.