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.
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 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.
This high carbon steel spearhead is both sturdy and deadly. The open socket fits a 1-1/4" round pole and has two attachment holes for a secure fit.
This axe features a solid, one-piece forged head made of X46Cr13 high-grade stainless steel. 52 RC. The handle is Sissoo capped with genuine bone butt cap. Includes leather belt sheath. Comes in a faux fur lined box.
This knife features a tough X46Cr13 high-grade stainless steel blade and famous Scandinavian style bevel for a keen edge. Solid brass guard. The handle is bone and Sissoo. Overall 8 inches.
This seax replica has an etched blade that is flat ground, and can be sharpened. Brass lobed pommel and guard. Secure wood grip studded with brass tacks. Riveted Leather sheath with two thong slots. Overall length 19 inches.
Top Customer Reviews
Review of: Ragnar's Axe w/ Leather Hanger
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!
Reviewed by: Joshua, June 25, 2021
Review of: Viking Throwing Axe
Beautiful dragon. makes this one special.
Reviewed by: Margaret, July 04, 2019
Review of: Battlecry Maldon Viking Seax
Gorgeous looking blade. Well made blade and scabbard. The handle fits nicely in your hand.
Reviewed by: Barry, October 12, 2018
Review of: Battlecry Maldon Viking Seax
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.
Reviewed by: Joshua, November 30, 2016