Battle axe, France 15th. C.

Reproduction of an axe, made of metal and wood.

Battle axe of the French infantry, it was a short weapon between 50 and 80 cm, which used to have a wooden handle. Its armed head was formed by a vertical blade, and an axe blade, lighter than normal.

The battle axes of the sixteenth century was the military version of the traditional axes of lumberjack, but in a lighter version to wield them with greater ease and with a sharper blade for greater effectiveness. It was one of the most powerful and effective cutting weapons of that period, and it was used mainly for nailing it on the shield, thus generating an additional weight to the enemy combatants, who were forced to release it, and so being exposed.

At this time, the appearance of plate armor caused the specialization of axes, which begin to have a blade on the opposite side of the blade, as well as a vertical blade on the top. This fact of penetration was a determining factor for the traspassing of the armors.

Relive the Middle Ages, a time of battles and conquests, with the reproduction of this battle axe!

Reference 1601

Dimensions: 70 cm
Weight: 930 g
Epoch: Medieval Europe VI-XV C.
Type Collectible: Battle-axes & halberds

Recommended price 53.18
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