The battle-axe was the key weapon used by medieval leaders like King Harold. Battle-axes were used in fierce hand-to-hand fighting or could be hurled through the air at the enemy. Most battle axes were designed with broad cutting edges. A head or a limb could be cut off with one axe blow! Many axes could pierce armor and chain mail. This particular battle axe features a sinister and deadly design that made this a preferred weapon of the Scandinavian warrior of the 8th Century. Please note, the Viking axe cannot be sharpened, but can be used for decorative purposes like stage props or home decor.Replica Battle Axe FeaturesSolid Hardwood HandleCast Metal BladeCeltic Etching on BladeHighly Decorative AxeMeasurementsOverall Length: 33 InchesBlade: 12 InchesBlade Width: 9.25 InchesWeight: 4 lbs. 14 oz.