Viking Axes, Knives & Spearheads

Long-handled Viking axes were widely used at the height of Norse domination. They might have been even more popular than the sword. The double-handed broad axe that movies often depict them with were developed later, perhaps around the 10th and 11th centuries. The Viking warrior could not fight with the broad, two-handed axe and hold the shield at the same time so he would wait patiently, shielded by the first line of soldiers, and rush out at the opportune moment to inflict damage. Berserkers were a fearsome sight on the battlefield.

Of all the offensive weapons, the Viking spear was the most common. It featured a spearhead fixed to a wooden shaft using a rivet or pin. The spear was ideal for thrusting and throwing. The blades heads came in different shapes and sizes, with some exhibiting “wings” on them which prevented them from sinking too deep into a target for easier retrieval. Skilled Viking warriors are said to have had the ability to hurl two spears simultaneously using both hands.

Viking knives were another important part of the armory. They were carried throughout the day on the belt. The blade was shorter than the sax (or seax) that was popular during the early Viking Age. This one-handed, single-edged weapon had simple fittings and was made of bone, wood, or horn.

Atlanta Cutlery has an excellent collection of Viking spearheads, axes, knives, and seaxes. Besides looking good, all weapons in the selection are made with a high degree of care and detail and built to perform and last.

  • Othala Viking Bearded Axe & Knife set with a bearded axe and hand-forged skinning knife with a sheath in a wooden box

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Othala Viking Bearded Axe & Knife Boxed Set

    # 601158

    Provoke your inner wanderlust with this heirloom-quality set, complete with a Viking-inspired axe, a hand-forged skinning knife, and a wooden display/storage box engraved with knotwork and Norse dragons.   Braid your skegg (beard) and don your...
    $169.95
  • Rite Edge Rough Forged Ring Seax

    Rite Edge

    Rough Forged Ring Seax

    # 404748

    Uniquely modern and primitive all at the same time! The blade, of course, hearkens back to the famous Viking Seax, a design used for everyday needs as well as warfare. The ringed pommel is inspired by the modern Karambit. The blade also features a rough...
    $14.95
  • Bearded Viking Ax

    Rite Edge

    Viking Bearded Axe

    # 601156

    High carbon steel head design made famous by Norse warriors. Fully functional, but comes with dull edge ready to be sharpened. Head is 6-1/2” wide and has a 4-5/8” long cutting edge. 17” overall. 1 lb, 11 oz.
    $29.95
  • Damascus Seax

    Rite Edge

    Damascus Seax

    # 404754

    Here’s a unique version of the classic EDC/fighting Norse/Viking knife with a striking damascus blade (interesting fact: the Vikings actually did use damascus, or “pattern welded” steel for their swords, but the blades were highly...
    $54.95
  • Voyager Scramasax

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Voyager Scramasax

    # 404539

    This Voyager Scramasax has a sharp, hand-forged 1065 high carbon steel blade with a straight cutting edge for precise control. The carved bone handle features hand-cut cross-hatching with black stain. The dark brown leather sheath is embossed with...
    $89.95
  • Runic Long Seax

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Runic Long Seax

    # 501531

    This Viking knife has a 23" long blade decorated with runes. Leather-wrapped grip and matching brown leather scabbard and two hanging straps. Overall length 29-1/4 inches. Comes factory sharp.  Copied from one on display at the British Museum,...
    $219.95
  • Ragnar's Axe w/ Leather Hanger

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Ragnar's Axe w/ Leather Hanger

    # 601121

    Whether myth or legend, Ragnar would have appreciated this fearsome axe. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts, it has a stained ash wood handle and a 2Cr13 stainless steel head. The grip is wrapped with leather. Includes a free belt hanger.  Ragnar Shaggy...
    $129.95
  • Midgard Knife

    Windlass Steelcrafts

    Midgard Knife

    # 404437

    EDC like a Viking with this hardworking, dragon-infused sheath knife. A wide stalk tang ensures the 1065 high carbon steel blade will be strong enough to handle most everything you can throw at it. Skinning, cutting rope, and everyday tasks, this basic...
    $69.95

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