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Types of Axes

Adze (European; Improvised)
Adze (European; Improvised)

The adze is a cutting tool shaped somewhat like an axe that dates back to the stone age. It can be any tool with a sharp cutting edge. Adzes are used for smoothing or carving wood in hand woodworking, similar to an axe but with the cutting edge perpendicular to the handle. Two basic forms of an adze are the hand adze, a short handled tool swung with one hand, and a foot adze, a long handled tool capable of powerful swings using both hands, the cutting edge usually striking at foot or shin level.

Bardiche (European)
Bardiche (European)

Several medieval battle axes including a 14th century Austrian Bardiche. A bardiche /bɑːrˈdiːʃ/, berdiche, bardische, bardeche,("long pollaxe") or berdish is a type of axe/pole weapon known in the 14th through 17th centuries in Europe.

Battle axe (European)
Battle axe (European)

A battle axe is an axe specifically designed for combat. Battle axes were specialized versions of utility axes. Many were suitable for use in one hand, while others were larger and were deployed two-handed. Axes designed for warfare ranged in weight from just over 0.5 to 3 kg, and in length from just over 30 cm to upwards of 1.5 m, as in the case of the Danish axe or the sparth axe. Cleaving weapons longer than 1.5 m would arguably fall into the category of polearms.

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Broadaxe (European)
Broadaxe (European)

Pull on the bottom handle of the axe and reveal a second bladed dagger. The hidden dagger is made of 440 stainless steel with a double sided edge. A steel peg in the center reinforces the structure of the unit. Each Double Sided Hidden Blade European Broadaxe comes with a natural finish wooden wall plaque to hang on display. Overall Length: 26 Inches.

Congolese Ax (African)
Congolese Ax (African)

Fine early 20th C. African Congolese Axe. Subscribe to the LionGate Arms & Armour Mailing List Sign up here to receive updates when new items are posted to the site!

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