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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 loved this axe, weight was very good and when sharpened performed well. On the earlier review possibly used it on to big a log since this is not really made for chopping logs but men,or stout limbs on trees, which is what I did with it and it worked great!
Reviewed by Daniel  W
4/3/2016 3:53:34 PM
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Overall, this is a good replica. The curved handle is a definite plus. The head has good definition. The only problem that I see is that a little detailing might be needed. This is something that is needed in a collection of war axes.
Reviewed by Sherwin  K
6/1/2015 12:27:19 PM
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I got this axe on the deal of the weekend. When it arrived, it was about as dull as it could get but wasn't difficult to put a good edge on. After sharpening it, I took it outside and took a few swings at a softwood log. It cut great until the forth or fifth swing. Then, about a quarter of an inch of the bottom of the blafe broke off. This axe may be OK for reenacting or hanging on a wall, but it is no good for actual use.
Reviewed by Paul  S
12/30/2014 2:04:29 PM
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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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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