Langeid Two-Handed Broadaxe


This large axe was designed solely for battle during the latter part of the Viking Age. Remenants were found in a grave in Norway in 2011, and Windlass Steelcrafts has reproduced it with a high carbon steel blade that's battle capable like the original.


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Circa 11th Century

When a new road was being constructed in Langeid in southern Norway's Setesdal valley in 2011, workers discovered an ancient Viking burial ground. Along with coins and a stunning sword, an archaeological team exhumed a Viking broadaxe that hadn't seen the light of day for over 10 centuries. Educated conjecture has it that these artifacts may have been owned by a wealthy farmer and warrior who was subject to King Cnut, who ruled the North Seas Empire at the time.

This is an axe that was designed for war, with a light, thin blade capable of making fearsome shearing cuts. The blade has a reinforcing ridge 1-1/8" from the edge and over 10-1/2" of effective cutting area. Though obviously highly prized for the afterlife, the axe is only slightly "decorated" with a brass collar around the handle under the head. Categorized as a type M broadaxe in Norwegian archaeologist Jan Petersen's typology of weapons, this style of axe was used in the second half of the 10th century until the Middle Ages.

This replica is a fully functioning axe with a high carbon steel blade that's battle capable like the original. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts and arrives sharpened from the factory.


Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length47"
Handle Length44"
Blade Material1055 High Carbon Steel
Head Length8-1/2" from edge to back edge of poll
Cutting Edge10-1/2"
Blade Thickness3/16" thick, 3/8" thick at reinforcing ridge


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