Battle axes generally weigh far less than modern splitting axes because they were designed to cut legs and arms rather than wood; consequently more narrow, slicing blades are the norm. This facilitates deep, grievous wounds, additionally, a lighter weapon is much quicker in combat. The handles of military axes were often reinforced with metal bands called langetts so that an enemy warrior could not cut the wooden handle. Some axes even had all-metal handles.Historically Accurate
The head design of the Short-Bearded Axe (XH2043N) provided a concentration of power behind a relatively short cutting edge, ideal for punching through any armor of the Viking period in close combat. This replica axe is produced by Hanwei, so you can be sure it is a quality piece and is authentic.
BLADE LENGTH: 3 3/4 inches
HANDLE LENGTH: 24 1/2 inches
OVERALL LENGTH: 25 1/2 inches
WEIGHT: 2lb 6oz THICKNESS: .32 inches