There are several different kinds of axes used by the warriors during the Viking age. Viking axes were generally lightweight so that warrior could easily handle and throw the axe. The edge of the axe was designed to be razor-sharp. There were also axe types that were meant for close combat as they had a short cutting edge. Among these the most common type types were the Dane axe and the bearded axe.

The size of Viking axes varied and they were usually from one to five feet long. The size and thickness of the blade also varied. Dane axes used to have a thin blade profile with a large, curving cutting edge which made them an excellent at cutting through leather armour and inflicting serious wounds. On the other hand, bearded axes were thicker and heavier which made them a good choice for heavy-duty tasks such as wood-cutting and splitting, but which also helped them deliver powerful crushing blows against an enemy.

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