A Norwegian axe from the 7th century which was developed into a western Scandinavian type. It is characterized by its four eye-lugs: two above and two below the eye. The axe has a relatively wide, curved edge.
Archaeological findings indicate that this type of axe probably formed part of people's personal equipment. It was used both as a hatchet and as a working axe, but also as a weapon in battle before the actual battle axe was developed.
Straight handle, 23"
Length of edge, 4.7"
Weight including handle approx. 2.2lbs
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.