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#006 Horseman's Axe

As armor improved, impact weapons, maces, war hammers, and battle axes became the weapons of choice. Wealthy knights could afford a more esthetic weapon like this axe. The long back spike was excellent for penetrating armor. The heavily curved blade delivered crushing blows from above when used on horseback.

Original: Circa 1540 Spanish, Armeria Real, Madrid

Overall length: 24"

$420 + $40 shipping and handling

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