GRANSFORS Bearded Axe with Eye Socket - #511

The Gränsfors Bearded Axe With Eye-Socket is a Northern European axe dating from the early part of the 12th century. Axes with eye-sockets made their breakthrough in the early Middle Ages in Europe. Key features of this axe are the long, sturdy eye-socket and the wide edge. The Bearded Axe With Eye-Socket was developed from the two-lugged axe type and was used for hewing timber and split- ting logs. It was probably also used for carpentry.

This replica is based on a number of similar axe types from the early Middle Ages.

Length with handle: 60 cm (23.5") 
Weight: 1,1 kg (2.4 lb)
Item no: 511

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