There are several types of Viking axes. These include the Bearded Viking axe axe, the Francisca axe, the Dane axe, and the Mammen axe. Each of these types of axes has a unique shape, and you can order them with or without engraving, as well as a Wooden Runic box. There are many different options available for the boxes, and many of them are custom-fit for each individual Viking axe.
Dane axe

The Dane axe is a type of battle axe that was developed by the Vikings in Europe. It was also known as the Danish axe, the English long axe, or the hafted axe. This type of axe was used for battle during the transition from the European Viking Age to the early Middle Ages.

The Dane axe is very lightweight and maneuverable. It is ideal for cutting, grappling, and hooking onto an opponent's shield. The shafts of Dane axes were made of wood. The handles aren't surviving from the Viking Age, but the National Museum of Denmark estimates that they were at least a meter long, making them easier to hold in battle.

The Dane axe was used by Viking warriors in the battle of Stamford Bridge. The axe was most likely made of Oak or Ash, and had a long handle. The Dane axe's long handle and thin head made it highly maneuverable and a superior weapon. The axe's heel was often extended, hooking over an opponent's shield during grappling. The technique is still used today by Norwegians.

The head of a Dane axe is based on three extant artefacts from the Viking era in the UK: the River Thames at Hammersmith axe from the British Museum, the Norwich-Axe from Norwich Castle Museum, and the R560 & R523 axes from the Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The Dane axe's head is composed of three blades, the longest of which is about 0.9-1.2 m (three and a half feet). The blade is typically flat and thin. There are also pronounced 'horns' on the bit toe and heel of the bit. Depending on the axe, the blades of Danish axes may have a diameter of 20 cm or more.
Bearded axe

A Bearded Viking Axe is a great historical collectible, which has many uses. Besides being a good learning tool, it also serves as a perfect souvenir for your museum collection. Its hefty axehead is forged from high carbon steel and is extremely powerful and effective for chopping. This bearded axe features a sharpened blade with 216 layers of 1085 and 15N20 carbon tool steel with a nickel layer. The Bearded Viking axe has a hafted handle and is pinned onto an oval hardwood haft for added strength.

Another common feature of a bearded axe is its custom engraving, etching, and carving patterns. Though the bearded axe is sometimes portrayed as an uncouth weapon, it was actually an extremely sophisticated weapon. In comparison, most people are more familiar with utility axes, which have large, wedge-shaped heads and do not pay attention to the overall balance of the axe. These axes are not meant for combat, and they are not very maneuverable.

The Bearded Viking Axe features a blade that extends below the butt, making it ideal for close-quarter battles. Its beard also provided protection for the hand and gave the user more control in close quarters. Additionally, the blade can act as a hook to grasp other weapons or shields, opening targets for subsequent strikes.

The Bearded Viking Axe is a classic example of a Viking war axe. It is a heavy axe with a forged head and a hardwood shaft. The factory edge is 1mm thick. The Vikings used axes as weapons during war, and their axes were one of the most important weapons.
Francisca axe

The Francisca is a very striking Viking axe, named for its Frankish origins. It was used by the Vikings as a close-quarters combat weapon and a throwing weapon. Its blade is fan-shaped with a sharp upswept tip and a downturned edge, and was capable of penetrating chainmail. The blade is 3/5" thick and heat-tempered, and the haft is 100% wood. The handle is swollen at one end and has a polished finish.

The head of the Francisca axe has a pronounced S-curve. The blade extends inward and forms a 90 to 115-degree angle with the wooden haft. The curved head will stick into a target near the heel. The head also has a teardrop or rounded eye, and the haft is tapered. The blade measures between eleven and twenty-three centimeters long. It weighs 200 to 1,300 grams.

The Francisca axe is based on an archaeological find from Rhenen, Netherlands. It is thought to have been manufactured during the late Roman or early Middle Ages. This type of axe was most likely developed from the thrown axes used by the Roman and Germanic armies. The axe was not used much until the eighth and ninth centuries when the Vikings adopted it.

The Francisca is a powerful throwing axe that is still used today in re-enactments and competitions. Its unique characteristics make it a very effective weapon. It bounces on impact, making it difficult to block, and confuse the enemy's line. Compared to the javelin, the Francisca had a higher impact and was a better choice for close-combat.
Mammen axe

In Denmark, mammen axes were found in graves. A fragment of the original axe was found in Mammen and is now housed in the Copenhagen National Museum. It is dated to the 970s and is believed to be of high status. According to Jan Petersen, a Danish axe expert, axes used during the Viking Age were divided into twelve different varieties based on their head shape.

Axes were used by Norse warriors for both work and as weapons. They were curved in the middle, pointed at the end and curved outwards, and were usually symmetrical. Some of them had blades that were sharper than others, while others had a more graceful look.

Although the axe is a relic of Roman and Frank wars, it remained a popular Viking weapon. It displayed the Scandinavian genius for developing specialized weaponry. Axes were often made smaller than the modern axe, and could be thrust through the belt and used in conjunction with a shield. The most decorated example of a small Viking throwing axe is the Mammen axe, which was excavated from a 10th century barrow near Mammen, Denmark. It is adorned with silver inlay and is currently on display at the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen.

The Vikings used axes for wood-cutting and wood-splitting. As a result, they were proficient in using their axes. Even though the axe wasn't a fancy weapon, a skilled warrior could tear a shield like paper and easily take down a foe in close combat.

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