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Medieval Horseman's Axe

ID#: 600532

Price: $50.00 

Medieval Horseman's Axe
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In earlier ages the axes taken to a battle were the same ones used in everyday work That, however, is not the case with this axe; it was made for war. The down curved, wedge shaped blade coupled with the curved shaft made for a very powerful cutting arc that could shear through mail and badly damage the simple plate that was in use at the time. When reversed, all of the force of the blow was concentrated on the back hammer poll and could crush a helmet. In the hands of a mounted knight this type of heavy headed axe was devastating to men on the ground and on horseback alike. It could split mail helms and shields, and the extended back poll could easily crush bone. The curve of the hardwood shaft added to the power of the blow. An excellent fighting axe and a devastating “high-tech” weapon for its age.
  • Overall: 19-1/2:
  • Blade Head: 3-1/2" x 6-3/4"
  • Wt: 2 lbs



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    I snagged TWO of these when it appeared as the Weekend Deal. When I saw it, it occurred to me that this is EXACTLY how I'd expect the axe used by Robert the Bruce to dispatch Henry de Bohun to look! Receiving them, I was not disappointed. Great size and, as another reviewer mentioned, it's almost alive in your hand. Very ergonomic. It's also very sturdy, with no wiggle whatsoever. It comes butter-knife dull, but even though I'm no wiz at that sort of thing it took me all of 15 minutes with a bench grinder, flat file and then a stone to make it "cleave-ready." Great axe.
    Reviewed by Gordon  P
    11/13/2014 2:53:28 PM
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    I'm amazed as to how affordable an axe can be. The Medieval Horseman's Axe is well worth the money. This one is elegant and almost simple in it's design. Light weight in the hand, it wants to be held. I kind of wonder why Windlass/ MRL never offers to sharpen the axes they sell? With the prices of all their axes, it makes it affordable to get the whole collection.
    Reviewed by Anonymous
    10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    This axe is very well balanced and hangs nicely from my belt. I would like to have replacement handles so I could practice throwing this fine axe.
    Reviewed by Anonymous
    10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
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    A truly wonderful axe. The wood is very durable and the head doesn't wobble no matter how much one uses it.
    Reviewed by Jacy  N
    11/11/2010 12:00:00 AM