Franciscka Viking hatchet

By Müller


This Muller replica of the beautiful  Francesca axe is really a must have for the axe collector. With a 40 cm European Ash handle and about 800 gram head weight. The face is 13 cm.

The francisca (or francesca) is a throwing axe used as a weapon during the Early Middle Ages by the Franks, among whom it was a characteristic national weapon at the time of the Merovingians from about 500 to 750 and is known to have been used during the reign of Charlemagne (768–814).[1] Although generally associated with the Franks, it was also used by other Germanic peoples of the period, including the Anglo-Saxons; several examples have been found in England.[2]