16th Century Italian Battle Axe
Item #: 600059
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On Sale For: $120.00
Early in its active life span, the battle axe was a simple chopping and crushing weapon. Although a few might have decorated blades, by far most were simple effective tools of war. But by the 16th century the axe became a highly decorated weapon. People realized that the shape could be made quite attractive without effecting the efficiency of the weapon. The birthplace of the Renaissance - Italy - saw the development of some really beautiful battle axes. This axe has a strong hardened steel blade with cutouts. The back spike is gracefully curved but has the proper angle to deliver the maximum force when the spike is used. A short steel spike does allow the axe to be used in a short, surprising thrust. Butt cap is steel. The shaft is hardwood, studded with brass tacks. Overall length is 28", a great length for one handed use. An impressive sidearm that combines both beauty and efficiency.
Made by Windlass.
Key Features Handle length is perfect for one hand use Hardwood handle is accented with brass studs Ornate blade features cut-outs Specifications: Overall Length: 28"