Long Dane Ax
Large Dane Ax, inspired by original finds and historical sources.
One of the most popular and recognizable types of medieval axes.
all over Europe, very popular in the Scandinavian countries, in England and France, widely used by the Normans during the 11th century. It is a powerful but agile weapon on a long shaft, sometimes more than 1.5 meters. These axes, commonly known as Dane Axes, were used with two hands, which significantly increased the possibilities and, above all, the range on the battlefields. The shape also refers to the later types of combat halberds, of which it is most likely an ancestor.
There are tons of finds of these axes, they come in all shapes and sizes, for example many finds in the River Thames in England and around London. Many Scandinavian finds also tell their story. All of them constitute a comprehensive database for the reconstruction of these axes.
Blade made of high carbon steel, hardened, sharp.
Hand carved shaft made with ash wood.
Total length circa 1250mm
Weight circa 1550g
Project 'Medieval Axes' - Maciej Kopciuch & Wojciech Szota, 2022.