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AXES OF THE NORTH WAY

This section focuses on the axe along the ancient Nordvegr/North Way, modern Norway; from the introduction of bronze through the Viking Age. All types of axes through these 3000 years were potential weapons, many types were dedicated battle axes. On the other hand - it is difficult to safely sort out any as for crafting only. The heavy axe head with its sharp edge were always a lethal tool.
All axe heads are based on actual archaeological findings. They have been carefully chosen for typological representativity. Bronze axes have an edge treatment of several cycles of annealing and hammering. Iron axes have high carbon steel edges on mild steel bodies. Axes can also be delivered hafted.

Orders:

Orders are best made on e-mail to: post@arkeoreplika.no. Standard payment for customers abroad is through PayPal. Norwegian customers will have to add an additional 25% tax to the prices.
 
 

BRONZE AGE AXES

 

Type Underåre

Nordic BA Ib (1600-1500 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Length: 11,3 cm

Weight:

Price: 100 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model Håheim

Flanged axe type Håheim-Steine. Nordic BA I (1700-1500 B.C.). Based on original finding from Håheim, Olden, Vestland C. Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Length: 16 cm.

Weight: 280 grams

Price: 120 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model Viset

Shaft-hole axe type Faardrup. Nordic BA Ib (1600-1500 B.C.). Based on original finding from Viset, Møre og Romsdal C. Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin).

Length: 17,5 cm.

Weight: 1730 grams

Price: 200 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Y-rib paalstave

Kersten type C II, "Norddeutsche Typ".

Nordic BA II (1500-1300 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Length: 17,5 cm.

Weight: 340 grams

Price: 120 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Y-line decorated celt

Nordic BA III (1300-1100 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Length: 12,8 cm

Weight: 300 grams

Price: 150 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model Gard

Nordic BA III-IV (1300-900 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Length: 12,6 cm

Weight: 280 grams

Price: 150 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model Stedje

Based on a soap-stone mould from Skjeldestad, Sogndal, Vestland C. Baudous type A1.

Nordic BA IV (1100-900 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Length: 6 cm.

Weight:

Price: 120 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model Rosendal

The westernmost variant ("Norwegian variant") of the Mälar-or KAM-axe, with extended neck above the loop. Based on the axe from Rosendal, Hardanger, Vestland C. The replica has internal haft support like the original.

Nordic BA V (900-700 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Length: 12,8 cm.

Weight: 300 grams

Price: 150 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model X

LBA small socketed axe with loop

   

Model Bråten

Small socketed axe without loop, Baudous type C2b (Die Westnordische typ). Based on original finding from Bråten, Hurum, Buskerud C. The replica has internal haft support, common on this type.

Nordic BA V-VI (900-500 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Weight:

Length: 5,8 cm.

Price: 120 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model Hustad

Small socketed axe (celt) with spiral ornaments. Based on original finding from Hustad, Møre og Romsdal C.

Nordic BA VI (700-500 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Weight:

Length: 4,6 cm.

Price: 120 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model Gyl

Gyl, Tingvoll, Møre og Romsdal C.

Nordic BA VI (700-500 B.C.). Cast, bronze (copper with 10 % tin), hardened edge.

Weight:

Length: 9,8 cm.

Price: 150 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

EARLY IRON AGE AXES (PRE-ROMAN TO MIGRATION PERIOD)

 

Model Stadheim

Late Roman Iron Age.

Size: 16,8 cm long.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

   

Model Tveito

P. Fett type B (hexagonal crossection). Migration period.

Size: 17,8 cm long.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

   

Model Hjelle

P. Fett type E (rectangular crossection). Migration period.

Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 17,5 cm long.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

LATE IRON AGE AXES (MEROVINGIAN AND VIKING PERIODS)

 

Model Bø (type "fransisca")

Fransisca style axe based on the axe from Bø, Vik, Vestland C. Merovingian Period (550 - 750 AD).

Size: 16,5 cm long.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

   

Model Haglebuvatn (Petersen type A)

Petersen type A axe. Replica of an axe from a burial assemblage from Haglebuvatn, Eggedal, Buskerud C. Merovingian Period (550 - 750 AD).

Size: 18 cm long, edge 7.6 cm wide.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

   

Model Sæbø (Petersen type B)

Petersen type B axe. Replica of an axe from a burial asseblage from Sæbø, Eidfjord, Vestland C. (Petersen's type example, fig. 30). Merovingian Period (550 - 750 AD) and early Viking Period. Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 17,5 cm long, edge 10,8 cm wide.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

   

Model Steinsvik (Petersen type C)

Petersen type C, also called the "Nordenfjellske skjeggøks" ("North/Central Norwegian bearded axe"). Replica of an axe from a burial assemblage from Steinsvik, Lødingen, Nordland C. (C 20317, Petersen's type example, fig. 32). Merovingian Period (550 - 750 AD) and early Viking Period. Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 18,5 cm long, edge 11,8 cm wide.

Weight: c. 950-1000 grams.

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway).

 

Model Torshov (Petersen type D)

Petersen type D. Replica of one of two axes in a burial assemblage from Torshov, Gjerdrum, Akershus C. (Petersen's type example, fig. 31). Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 15,4 cm long, edge 11 cm wide.

Weight: c. 900-950 grams.

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway)

 

Model Mælum (Petersen type E)

Petersen type E. Replica of an axe from Mælum, Øyer, Viken C. (Petersen's type example, fig. 34). Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 16,8 cm long, edge 10,9 cm wide.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway)

   

Model Seim (Petersen type F)

Petersen type F. Replica of an axe from Seim, Årdal, Vestland C. Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 20,6 cm long, edge 12,5 cm wide.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway)

   

Model Følsås (Petersen type G)

Petersen type G. Replica of an axe from Følsås, Rollag, Viken C. Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 18,4 cm long, edge 10,8 cm wide.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway)

   

Model Ven (Petersen type H)

Petersen type H. Replica of an axe from Ven, Stange, Innlandet C. Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 18 cm long, edge 8,3 cm wide.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway)

   
Petersen type I    
Petersen type K    

Model Bø Mellom (Petersen type L)

Petersen type L. Replica of an axe from Bø Mellom, Hjartdal, Vestfold og Telemark C. Mild steel body with high carbon steel edge (0.6 % C).

Size: 17 cm long, edge 9,2 cm wide.

Weight:

Price: 350 EUR (+ 25% mva for customers in Norway)

   
Petersen type M