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.
EDC like a Viking with this hardworking, dragon-infused sheath knife. A wide stalk tang ensures this 1075 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 knife is versatile and tough.
This massive Seax is 21-1/2" long and has a high carbon steel blade engraved with a beautifully rendered Norwegian interlace. The cylindrical, solid brass guard has a Nordic motif and the handle is Sambar Stag crown. The leather sheath has brass trim adorned with filigree and 2 brass lashing rings. This knife is expertly assembled in the US in our own shop.
This Voyager Scramasax has a sharp, hand-forged 1075 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 interlaced ringlets and bands and brass hardware with an aged finish. The reinforcing bands near the throat have two rings for threading cord or leather to attach the sheath to a belt or sash.
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.
This axe features a solid, one-piece forged head made of X46Cr13 high-grade stainless steel. 52 RC. The handle is teak capped with genuine bone butt cap. Includes leather belt sheath. Comes in a faux fur lined box.
Truly immaculate!!! Very pleased with this axe, beautifully balanced and a perfect piece to added to my collection. Has a nice dark stain that contrasts well with the handle; very well made weapon that is a true piece of art!
Well built very functional blade. Can chop small trees and brush. Can split kindling some. Can strip bark well, overall a pretty functional blade in the woods with a true Viking sword feel. Very glad I bought it.
sign* up to our newsletter to get 10% Off on your next purchase
By continuing to this site, you agree to the storing of Cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.