Scandinavian Bearded Axe: A Legacy of the Viking Era
Embrace the might and craftsmanship of the Viking age with this Scandinavian Bearded Axe, also known as the long Viking axe. A symbol of both utility and battle prowess, this axe is a faithful recreation of the ones used during the height of Viking dominance. Made from high carbon 1095 steel, this axe is not just a weapon; it's a work of art, blending historical design with functional superiority. The Viking axe was a common tool and weapon, an essential part of daily life and warfare in the Scandinavian regions during the medieval period.
The blade of this axe is forged from 1095 steel, a material renowned for its high carbon content of 0.95%. This level of carbon ensures that the blade maintains a sharp edge, crucial for both cutting and combat efficiency. 1095 steel is known for its exceptional hardness, typically ranging between 56-58 HRC. However, high carbon steel like 1095 can be less flexible, which is a crucial quality for impact resistance in battle conditions. To counter this, the axe blade undergoes a clay tempering process. This involves applying a thick clay coating to the blade, except for the edge, during the quenching process. The clay insulates and slows the cooling of the treated areas, resulting in a blade with a razor-sharp edge and a more flexible body, optimizing both strength and sharpness.
- Handle Material: Durable wood, crafted for a comfortable and secure grip.
- Overall Length: 34 inches, reflecting the traditional size of Viking axes.
- Ax Head Size: 8 inches, designed for effective chopping and combat utility.
- Rockwell Hardness: 56-58 HRC, ensuring a durable and long-lasting edge.
- Sheath: A custom-fitted leather sheath for safe storage and transport.
- Blade Material: High Carbon 1095 Steel, chosen for its edge retention and hardness.
The Viking Axe, measuring 34 inches in length and crafted from High Carbon 1095 Steel, is a formidable representation of the Scandinavian Bearded Axe. It embodies the spirit and craftsmanship of the Viking age, making it a prized possession for collectors, historians, and enthusiasts alike.