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A Kenneth




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PostPosted: Sat 03 Aug, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Curious about an Axe type         Reply with quote

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows about this type of axe? I have seen it occasionally in re-enactment pictures and it has piqued my curiosity, but as yet, I have been unable to pin down any terminology or historical finds for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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A. Heidalen Skog




Location: Norway
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug, 2013 1:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There have been a couple of finds of similar axes, but they were dane axes, and they had a cross inside the opening.

They were also quite thick, so the opening was not to make them lighter.

Not sure about the typology though.


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Robert Muse




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug, 2013 1:54 pm    Post subject: Gotland Axe         Reply with quote

For Some reason the photos of my A&A reproduction have disappeared, but check out this link.

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=23522
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Bjorn Hagstrom




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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug, 2013 2:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry for the poor image quality, but its from my phone last visit to national museum of Copenhagen. As you can see they have a couple on display. I can't remember the info attached exactly of what they claim to be origin or timespan, but my guess would be the later part of the Viking age, possibly even early Middle Ages.[/img]


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