The Dane axe is an early type of battle axe used during the Viking Age. The Dane axe gained popularity in areas outside Scandinavia where Viking influence was strong, such as England and Normandy. Historical accounts depict the Dane axe as the weapon of the elite warrior in this period. Dane axes where also used as status symbols. The axe might have a handle as long as 5 ft. and also have inlaid silver and weigh between 2 – 4 lbs.
Axes and hatchets are hand-forged and heat-treated out of 4140 or O1 Tool Steel.
4140 cold finished annealed is a chromium-molybdenun alloy steel that can be oil hardened to relatively high hardenability. The chromium content provides good hardness penetration & the molybdenum imparts uniformity of hardness and high strength.
O1 Tool Steel is the original oil-hardening, “non-shrinking” tool steel that can be hardened to the Rockwell C 65 range from a low austenitizing temperature. O1 is a general-purpose tool steel that is typically used in applications where alloy steels cannot provide sufficient hardness, strength, and wear resistance.
Weight: 2 lbs.
Length: 20” inches