Awesome Viking Battle Axe Artifacts: From Farm to Raid
One of the most powerful weapons in the Viking Age is axe. This is quite a popular thing to know between the Viking enthusiast community.
In the Viking Age, to make a sword could cost a fortune. This made the Vikings unable to possess one sword in their life. Those who had a sword hung around their body meant they had high social status or had a huge fortune. For the normal farmers, the Vikings had for themselves axes. From their childhood until the last resting place, they had for themselves at least one axe. The Vikings carried their axe wherever they went, either to hunt or to protect their family.
One rare Viking battle axe that can survive the test of time. As we can see, the axe still showcases the details of the carving. The wooden handle must have been destroyed during the time.
Novogorod Viking battle axe artifact
One piece of Viking battle axe amulet possibly in the 9th or 12th century
One thing to remember is that a Viking axe is a single-edged axe. In the meantime, what we commonly see on the TV series is the double-edged axes which are not historically accurate.
Mammen Battle Axe - the most beautifully carved Viking axe ever found