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Bearded Viking Axe Pendant

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$32.00 USD
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$32.00 USD
This bearded ax was created by hand sawn 1.3 mm thick aluminum into the one piece design. Embroidery floss was wrapped around the handle to mimic leather, and on one side the Rune for Protection from Enemies was stamped. The ax is 35 mm long by 16 mm wide and the blade is 21 mm. Comes on an 18 inch faux leather cord with a 2 inch extender. The pendant is reversible so you can wear with the Rune showing or the plain side! One of the most common types of axe used in the Viking era was the bearded axe, also known as the skeggox in Old Norse. The lower portion of the axe bit is known as the beard, so called because it extends in a curve below the butt of the axehead. This beard provided the axe with a larger cutting surface while keeping the weight of the axe low enough to be viable in combat. The beard also allowed Viking warriors to hook and pull weapons out of the grasp of an enemy or to pull down a shield, allowing the axe wielder or an ally to strike at the unprotected enemy. Bearded axes are still used to this day in woodworking, as they allow user to place their grip up high and make precise cuts with the axe.