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Well, I finally ran out and took some quick photos of the Nordland and some of my other quasi viking weapons. The spear is probably the most historically accurate. The HI seax is not even close to accurate, but is still cool.

The specs on the ax are: OAL - 21", Blade - 4 1/4", Head is 6" across, and it weighs 27 oz. The handle is supposed to be ash, but I can't tell. It is oval shaped for blade indexing and the handle flares out at the bottom for added retention and comfort.

The head is cast, but seems very tough. It handles pretty well and seems to hit VERY hard.


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Nordland Axe by Arms and Armor, Seax by Himalayan Imports, Viking Spear by Arms and Armor.

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ted great pics as always bro , that axe is a bad mother:devil:

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The Norland axe is nifty. I almost forgot about an order I have with Ragnar for a similar axe.

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I knew I should of picked up the nordland axe when they had it on sale.

Great pictures as normal Ted.

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That's utterly badass!:devil:

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Ted- going a-Viking for Halloween?

Me, too, but you're way better armed. Need a bearded axe like that... :cornfused

and if the HI seax was about 6-8" longer, into the short sword category...


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If that is cast it is an outstanding job. I guess they cleaned it up because it sure looks pretty.

I am no expert. It sure looks like hickory to me. That is just as good or better than Ash.
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[quote name='Kevin Grey']If that is cast it is an outstanding job. I guess they cleaned it up because it sure looks pretty.

I am no expert. It sure looks like hickory to me.
That is just as good or better than Ash. Hickory is harder to work. It is also tougher to split. :twocents:
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Beautiful kit Ted!:otay: :oj: Dan Brock is tops on my list for period Bowies and I'd bet $10.00 to a donut that if you wanted a really accurate Seax that Dan could forge you one!:devil: :pirate:

It's very hard to tell the difference between Ash and Hickory just by looking at it as the grain is very similar. It's easier to tell by its smell than its looks but it appears that Kevin is correct in his judgment.:) Taken from the Arms and Armor website ---
"Our highlight item for June is the prototype for our new item: the #213 Nordland Axe. This hand axe is a Peterson Type C style axe with a pronounced beard and slightly curved cutting edge. This special axe comes mounted on a raw hickory shaft ready for you to stain or finish, as you like." ;)
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