The Viking axe

Publisher

Karawansaray Publishers Type Serial component part

Place of publication

Rotterdam

Date of publication

2017

Volumes

Medieval Warfare, Vol. VII, Issue 1

Note

Few weapons were so feared or evocative as the axe used by the Vikings in their feuds and in battle, as well as on their raids throughout Europe in the eighth and ninth centuries and beyond. With its long shaft, wielded in both hands, its iron head and sharp edge, it was formidable indeed - cleaving heads and bodies in a single blow. But what was it really like?