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Elmer Roush: Rus Viking Axe w/Filework - Ash
Elmer Roush: Rus Viking Axe w/Filework - Ash
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Our Price: $445.00

Status:In Stock
Product Code: ERB0073


This hand forged piece from Elmer Roush features a head patterned after 10th century Rus Viking axes. The design features a straight handle with a larger head profile with longer cutting edge. The poll is lengthened and reinforced for durability and to help stabilize the head. The head has a mild steel body with a high carbon edge forged into it for maximum strength at the edge. The bearded design allows you to get your hand behind the edge for finer work. The head features a patina finish with hand filed ornamentation around the perimeter seen on some of the Viking axes, with Elmer's makers marks forged in the head. This one has an ash handle with a linseed oil and beeswax finish for both looks and to protect the wood. Comes with a spec card written by Elmer. Last picture shows an authentic Rus Viking head that Elmer owns, one of many examples he references and takes inspiration form when building his own work, and below it one of his heads modeled after the original (not the head on this axe, but the style and inspiration is clear).

Note: Each axe is hand forged and hand-hung. These are hung in one climate, shipped to another climate, and then shipped to you. It is 100% natural for some wiggle in the head to be present after changing climates. If it goes to an area more humid than Arizona, it might firm up all on its own, or else a small amount of effort by the end user can get things locked in tight as can be. It is expected for the end-user to have to maintain an axe and handle, so don't worry - axe users have been managing this just fine for a few (actually, a lot more than a few) thousand years, so you can too!.

About Elmer Roush: Elmer Roush has been crafting hand made, hand forged tools for near on half a century. He always is honing his craft whilst creating works of functional art. From 8th century Viking weapons of war, to Native American style weapons and modern-style axes and tools, Elmer creates stunning pieces expertly crafted and ready to be used for real work. Elmer has been a full time blacksmith as well as instructor to generations of tool makers and 'smiths all over the globe like Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, as well as designing tools and gear for some of the largest edged weapon makers on the planet. If you want real deal, hand forged, custom made tried and true tools made right here in the USA, look no further than Elmer Roush.

  • Overall Length: 21.5 in
  • Edge Length: 3.5 in
  • Weight: 1 lb 7.5 oz
  • Blade Material: 1018 with forge welded 1095 edge
  • Handle: Ash

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