Complete guide, history, technical sheet and how to throw
The origin of the Viking Axe began as a woodcutter’s tool, becoming very popular in the towns of northern Europe. As time went by, it ended up being used for military purposes mainly by Vikings and Saxons in different wars and battles. This type of axe was one of the weapons that most permeated the history of the medieval world due to the “terror” that these Nordic peoples were causing to the different European kingdoms in their historic raids and looting. The Viking Axe has its origin in the Nordic peoples of Europe, used mainly by the Viking and Saxon peoples in their battles. For these peoples, the Viking ax was their best ally thanks to its convex edge that allowed them to make deep cuts, in addition to its lightness as a weapon.
Traditionally, the lower point of the Viking axe was used to capture an opponent’s shield, leg, arm, shoulder, or neck, momentarily immobilizing or drawing them closer, making them easier to dispatch.
PROS: It is an axe that is easy to handle and throw, with a high probability of being stuck thanks to its broad edge, and very versatile since it is ideal for performing trickshots.
CONS: Difficulty to aim due to its long handle, since it implies holding it with one hand and any movement of the arm affects the aim.