Hand forged Fully Function Viking Bearded axe,with hand carved yew handle by Kempf Forge
Behold! This badass hand forged viking axe. The head is forged out of a single, solid piece of 4140 Tool steel, the eye was punched and drifted. The deep bronze color is an intentional leftover from the tempering process, showing that it is the perfect balance of tough, and hard enough to hold a great cutting edge.
This blade would be perfect for a Renn faire persona, SCA events, or just as display piece above your mantle. That being said, please note it is extremely functional. As a point of pride I don't sell non-functional items, even if they're mainly for display.
When you hold this, you really feel like a Viking warrior. It's an amalgam of various danish and Norwegian axes, re-interpreted through my style of bladesmithing. It would be perfect for any axe related tasks you might have at say, Lindisfarne, in the year 795, for example.
Cutting edge length: 7" Edge to poll: 8.25" Overall length: 36" Weight: 4 lbs 14 oz or 2,227 Grams Blade steel: 4140 Tool steel Handle: Pacific Yew, locally sourced in Washington state. Milled by a friend of mine.
The handle is carved to be comfortable in a variety of grips, It is completely functional. You can cut down a tree, split wood, recreationally destroy stumps or other targets of opportunity. It will withstand an immense amount of abuse and keep coming back for more. The head is attached with a wedge, which is held in place with industrial grade epoxy, and the inside of the eye was also coated with epoxy prior to driving the wedge. it's extremely secure.
It is not an axe for a small person, just being real about it. I'm 6' 2" with blacksmith muscle, and it's a comfortable size and weight for me to wield, if that gives you some idea.
The blade has decorative hot chiseling all the way around the perimeter on both sides, which is matched by the same pattern spiraling down the handle.
That same design is stamped in to the perimeter of the leather sheath, which is included with the axe.
Every piece of steel I sell has a my lifetime warranty. If you somehow chip the blade on steel, or a hard rock or some such, and I'm still alive, I will repair it if you pay shipping both ways.