A medieval ax.

The Ax

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Dimensions: Handle could be as long as 150 cm (5 feet). The crescent-shaped blade measured about 25 cm (10 inches) between the upper and lower points of its broad cutting edge(1).

How it worked: A battle ax was used in hand-to-hand fighting or could be hurled as a missile(1).


Materials: Steel and wood.

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Battles it was famously used in: The Battle of Hastings(1).

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