A stout war axe was a popular weapon throughout the entirety of the middle ages. Deceptively fast and striking with ruinous force, many warriors chose the axe for its ability to quickly defeat any foe – few armors could withstand the splitting power and weight of the axe stroke. Those that could, would not continue to do so under sustained assault. From the Vikings to the fully armored Gothic knights of the German principalities, the axe found itself a mainstay of the field in its various forms.
This Teutonic War Axe by Generation 2 is of a size that allows it to be wielded two-handed or by one strong arm. The head is of high carbon steel and it is pinned to a hardwood shaft. A wrapped leather grip is held in place by metal pins. The shaft and the leather have both been painted. A steel cap is on the butt of the haft and it is also pinned into position. The axe has been sharpened and is sharp.