The Mammen Bearded Axe
The Mammen Axe, one of the best-known and best-decorated examples of the small Viking throwing axe, is a perfect example of the Viking's blend of art and war. Excavated from a famous 10th century barrow near Mammen Denmark, the original is decorated with silver inlaid engraving in a typical Celtic manner
On one side a tree motif can be seen. It may symbolise the Christian Tree of Life or the pagan tree Yggdrasil. On the other side is an animal figure – perhaps the rooster Gullinkambi (Old Norse “golden comb”) or the Phoenix. According to Norse mythology Gullinkambi sits on top of the tree Yggdrasil. Here it wakes the Viking warriors every morning and it will crow at the beginning of Ragnarok (the end of the world). The Phoenix is a Christian mythological animal and a symbol of re-birth.
This steel axe is hand forged using traditional blacksmiths methods. It comes with a leather case to cover the blade and the handle is inctricatey carved by hand.
The cutting edge is forged and made of 52100 steel which has better cutting properties and better protects from rust. This is a fully functional Axe.
This is made entirely by hand and especially for you once ordered. Each is unique and masterfully made.
Processing: forging, etching, wood carving.
The length of the handle: 69cm.
Handle material: ash tree
Blade Case: Leather
Takes 1 to 4 working days to dispatch.
You will need to provide proof of age after purchase. Your order will be cancelled if proof of age is not submitted in 14 working days. Item will not be sent without proof of age vbeing received.