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Beard Axe with Eye-Socket


Historical Axes are not in production and unavailable in the US.

The Gränsfors Bruk Bearded Axe with Eye-Socket is a Northern European axe dating from the early part of the 12th century. Axes with eye-sockets made their breakthrough in the early Middle Ages in Europe. Key features of this axe are the long, sturdy eye-socket and the wide edge. The Bearded Axe is Eye-Socket was developed from the two-lugged axe type and was used for hewing timber and splitting logs. It was probably also used for carpentry. This replica, forged by hand, is based on a number of similar axe types from the early Middle Ages.