The Axe is one of the first tools created by humankind. The simplicity of its construction and its versatility made the axe an integral part of every human culture. None to any other warrior cultures, has the Axe been associated to the Vikings. Axes were vital to Viking life. However, it’s important to understand that the basis of Viking life was not raiding and pillaging, but agriculture. Axes were an essential farming and household tools. Used and modified to respond to various necessities the viking axe shifted in size, shape and weight, depending on their use. Today, the viking axe is regarded among museum curators and collectors as an immensely practical tool shaping the Norse culture; A tool that was used for combat but also for traditional domestic or agricultural duties. When used in War, The Viking axe a devastating weapon, capable of splitting a man’s skull.
Our Gotland Viking Axe is faithfully reproduced to feel, handle, and perform as the original. Hand-forged from wrought iron and skillfully hardened, The Gotland axe is sturdy, resilient and build to perform under the most brutal environment.