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Battle Axe
Battle Axe

Rarity

23%

Category

Military and Weapons

Time

10 Mins

Money

500

Prestige

24

Placed on

Wall; Shelf;

Involved in tasks

No

Part of a collection?

Antique Melee Weapons Collection


While it's not from the 15th century, it is rather old. You can tell from the metalwork around the shaft and the age of the wood. Still a great piece.

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: Battle axes evolved from simple woodcutting tools, and eventually became one of the most useful weapons in ancient warfare.
  • Fact 2: While popularly associated with vikings, battle axes first came into military service in ancient Egypt.
  • Fact 3: Most medieval axes were made from wrought iron with a carbon steel edge, but as technology improved over the centuries, axes were eventually crafted from pure steel.
  • Fact 4: Eventually axes were combined with spears to make halberds; extremely long pole-arms with pointed ends for thrusting and axe-blades for slicing.
  • Fact 5: Battle axes made more effective weapons against knights, because the wedge-shaped blade could easily cut through armor whereas a sword would simply glance off.

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