VIKING HAND AXE 90WVBA COLD STEEL The Viking Hand Axe by Cold Steel is a historically inspired battle ready fighter and features a 5-1/2 inch head with a long curved 6 inch cutting edge which terminates in an up-swept thrusting "horn" at the top that can be used to stab, and a classic long hooking "beard" at the bottom. The head is made of 1055 high carbon steel, with a cutting edge that is differentially heat treated. Each Viking Hand Axe is supplied with a sturdy 30 inch straight grained handle that is made of solid American Hickory which is unsurpassed for absorbing shock and hard chopping. This beauty weighs in at approximately 17.6 oz. A great thrower for sport and serves well in martial arts and self defense applications too.
Optional Cold Steel Viking Hand Axe Sheath(SC90WVBA) is available in the shopping cart. The sheath ($6.90) features black Cor-Ex construction with snap closure. Purchase options are available in shopping cart.
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 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 carrying & maintaining your 90WVBA Viking Hand Axe: