VIKING FIELD AXE IP-029 LEGACY ARMS The Legacy Arms Generation 2 Viking Field Axe features a sharpened 5160 high carbon steel axe head securely affixed to a hard wood shaft. The specially designed shaft keeps the head from sliding down or flying off the handle. The blade is polished to an almost mirror shine, comes factory sharp and can be easily honed and perfected to your own personal sharpness preference. The balance, strength, and durability of the IP-029 makes this is a GREAT AXE for axe throwing competition, and opts as an essential camp utility tool. The axe measures 30-1/2 inches in overall length and weighs in at approximately 3 lbs.
The warriors of the Viking Age used different types and sizes of axes. Axes during this time were commonly used in hand-to-hand combat; smaller axes with shorter shafts were sometimes even thrown during an attack. The manner in which axes were used was largely dictated by the circumstances of the battle and the size of the axe. Such a weapon could strike hard against a man in armour, or compromise a shield with its sheer force. The Short Viking Field Axe was useful both on the farm and in battle. It excelled as a close quarters weapon, while still being light enough to throw when necessary. Usually, they are thrown in an overhand motion (much like throwing a baseball) in a manner that causes the axe to rotate as it travels through the air.
Today, Axe throwing is a sport in which the competitor throws an axe at a target, attempting to hit the bullseye as near as possible like that of the archery. Axe throwing is an event held in most lumberjack competitions. A skilled axe thrower will rotate the throwing axe exactly once throughout the flight so that the sharpened edge of the head will penetrate the target. Throwing axes are becoming popular among outdoor enthusiasts as a throwing tool. Much like in Archery and Knife throwing, you throw axes in a similar way at a log target.
Below are recommended accessories for wearing, caring, and sharing your Viking Field Axe: