Axe head has black finish with 5" cutting edge. 25" hardwood handle. Weighs about 1 pound 15 oz.
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The handle immediately failed, due to knot in the wood handle. on the first "tap" not even a swing but a Tap against a branch handle broke at the knot and almost hit my foot. The rest of the materials could be Ok. but due to the immediate handle failure we'll never know.
I bought this as a backup axe to hold behind my shield. It throws well and is nicely balanced. It can also chop pretty good right out of the box while not a razor sharp edge it should be just sharp enough so as to not get wedged in the target and hard to pull out. I immediately took the black off with stripper and forced a patina with vinegar. I then sanded and stained the haft with mineax dark walnut. Overall for the price it is a nice addition to your viking kit.