Viking axe

340 kr3 800 kr

Our popular viking axe comes with an interesting back story and is made in two different sizes. The little viking axe is also available with a leather sheath.

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We make our Viking axe based on an original axe head that Elsa’s father and brother dug up in a field on the southern part of Gotland, Sweden. The original is dated to somewhere between year 1000-1500.

We have also made a smaller design of the original Viking axe, that we have named Little Viking axe. It is smaller and lighter. Same beautiful shape, only weighs 0,8 kg, and has the same handle as the Viking axe 1,5 kg.

Both of our Viking axes are good carving axes. The larger one (original size) is also good for timbering.

We also make a nice leather sheath for the Little Viking axe 0,8 kg, which can be bought separately. The colour of the leather might vary.

Little Viking axe 0,8 kg

  • Bevel length 14 cm
  • Total length 33 cm

Viking axe 1,5 kg

  • Bevel length 16 cm
  • Total length 33 cm

The weight indicates axe head and handle. The handle is made by ash wood. The total weight might vary because wood is a living material that can have different density and characteristics, even though we make sure all handles have the same humidity.

All our axes are made with the edge in the middle. Symmetrical bevels, which means that the bevels have the same length. All grinding and honing are made on freehand. The bevel angle is around 27-28 degrees. The axe head is put on the handle with glue and a wedge. We use a hydraulic press with around 1000 kg’s of power to push down the wedge. This is the best way to fasten the axe head to the handle.

An axe, adze or hammer head seldom come loose. But it can happen. Wood is a living material. The most common reason is moisture. For example: The axe  have been stored outside and then get inside in a warm and dry place. The wood then get smaller/shrink. The number one advice: Hit the wedge!

Additional information


Little Viking axe 0.8 kg, Viking axe 1.5 kg, Leather sheath Little Viking axe 0.8 kg

Forging time

If this tool is not in stock it will take us about 3-5 months to forge the tool and prepare it for delivery. Forging time is an estimate and may be longer. In the event of major changes, we will inform you.