GRÄNSFORS TWO-LUGGED BEARD AXE - #503

The Gränsfors Two-Lugged Beard Axe is a Swedish broad axe developed during the 7th century. The two-lugged broad axe is characterised by two lugs below the eye and was often quite big and heavy. It had a short handle and a long extended edge. The Beard Axe was used primarily as a tool for woodwork and for hewing planks, for example. This type of axe was an essential tool for boat building and constructing Viking buildings, which were built using horizontal planks. 

This replica is based on an 11th-century axe found in Gothem on the island of Gotland. The original is on display at the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm.

Length with handle: 75 cm (29.5") 
Weight: 1,6 kg (3.5 lb)
Item no: 503

Category: Ancient

Type: Gransfors Axes


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