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Viking axes

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Category: Regional History or Period History
Forum Name: Medieval Europe
Forum Discription: The Middle Ages: AD 500-1500
URL: http://www.allempires.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=37553
Printed Date: 13-Aug-2022 at 18:11
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Topic: Viking axes
Posted By: IanZonja
Subject: Viking axes
Date Posted: 17-Mar-2018 at 15:56
Hi,
Did you know that the http://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/sharp-edge-viking-axe-cut-out-more-one-job-009760 - Viking axe  had many forms and purposes?
For example, the http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dane_axe - Dane axe was a two-handed weapon and was used exclusively for battle :


And there was also the http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearded_axe - bearded axe that was a one-handed weapon. It had a "beard" which was utilized to hook an enemy's weapon or shield. The bearded axe was also used for wood-working, like chopping wood and harvesting timber.





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