The Viking Bearded Axe was inspired and fabricated with the applied techniques from some of the most romanticized explorers to emerge out of the 18th century. This is a culture that had perfected the craftsmanship of long ships and thriving offshore communities throughout North-Western territories. This is an axe still being made since the turn of the 18th century, with high grade hardened steel and ancient blade components. The 6 1/2” wide axe head is a solid piece of 6150 carbon steel with a razor-sharp, 7” drop edge blade and an HRC of 48-50. The naturally curved handle is crafted of mango wood and the functional blade from the Viking era is 25” in overall length. It’d be a mistake not to grab a functional blade from an era of the Nordic military.