German Battle Axe
Decorative German Battle Axe 
  $73 


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Decorative Battle Axe for Display or Costume Use
 Model# SBC-GERMANBATTLEAXE  $73
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Punishing Blows
The axe's first incarnation was as a shaftless, stone tool before recorded history. It was mounted on antlers and wood very early on and used as a tool for cutting trees and, most likely, other people. The tool develoepd through the bronze age and reached one of it's pinnacles among the vikings of the 15th and 16th centuries. The battle axe was well suited to the vikings' needs -- fairly easy to make, easy to carry and disastrous to opponents. The horrendous blows that could be made with these tip weighted weapons were legendary; the axes were known to shatter shields and helmets with ease.

Like many weapons, battle axes eventually grew longer (from a little more than 3 feet in length). Polearms developed, allowing weilders to keep opponents at bay in much the same way that the rapier did for swords.

Did you know that Greek Hoplite soldiers placed their best fighters in the front and back of their formations? The ones in the front were placed there to meet their enemies first and hopefully drive them backward. The ones in the rear were there to make sure none of their fellow soldiers decided to break formation and run. Strongblade has a large selection of Greek swords, Greek Weapons and Greek Armor.
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