Delve into the magnificence of this Viking Bearded Axe, a testament to the power and craft of the Norse people. Spanning a robust length of 20", this axe is dominated by its 5" head, reminiscent of the fierce tools carried into combat by the warriors of old. Its construction boasts of the intricate pattern-welded Damascus steel, which was not only renowned for its stunning visual patterns but also for its formidable resilience.
About the Blade
It's worth noting that, although traditionally, the Vikings did not use 1095 steel, this modern adaptation employs it, ensuring an optimal blend of historical design and present-day metalwork innovation. With a carbon footprint of .95%, 1095 steel outpaces other high-carbon variants like the 1045 steel. It's lauded for its sharpness retention and its almost unparalleled hardness, typically hovering around a Rockwell Hardness of 56-58 HRC.
However, like many great things, 1095 steel isn't without its quirks. Its sheer strength comes at the cost of flexibility. In the fierce arena of battle, or even modern-day activities, an axe or sword's flexibility can mean the difference between triumph and a shattered blade. Enter the age-old technique of clay tempering. By applying a generous layer of clay over specific areas of the blade (leaving the edge exposed), the steel undergoes differential hardening during the quenching process. The outcome? A razor-sharp edge that retains its toughness, and a blade body that wields the flexibility of legends.
Specifications of the Axe
Handle Construction: Crafted from the finest wood, ensuring a comfortable and secure grip.
Total Span: A commanding presence at 21".
Axe Head Dimensions: 5", shaped meticulously for both aesthetics and efficiency.
Hardness Quotient: A sturdy Rockwell Hardness of 56-58 HRC.
Protective Sheath: Comes with a genuine leather sheath, safeguarding the blade and adding a touch of sophistication.
Blade Constituent: Premium 1095 Steel.
Step into the legacy of the Vikings with this Bearded Axe – 21" of pure, handcrafted excellence, showcasing the iconic high carbon 1095 steel blade.