Size: 24" x 12"
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Material: Metal alloy, mounted on custom wood plaque
||Name: VIKING BURIAL AXE
Time: c. AD 900 - 1000
Location: Norse Culture, Scandinavia
Vivid Viking movies over the years have led to some modern day confusion. The term "Viking" originally applied only to warriors on expeditions. The people often called "Vikings" were actually Norse, which includes all the Scandinavian countries. This Viking Battle Axe, authentically reproduced from an original in the National Museum, was the hallmark weapon of the Vikings invaders as they conquered large areas of Europe 1000 years ago. This broad blade iron axe, originally found in a Viking grave, was forged with a single purpose - conquest. Wielded with a strong arm, this mighty axe cleaved through helmets and armor with impunity. It is a close-in weapon which required courage, speed and skill, but could end a contest in an instant.