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Axe, great

Axe, Blade, Latin Europe, Norse, German

This very large type of axe first began to appear in Scandinavia, Russia and the British Isles around the end of the 10th Century. This weapon is associated with the Danish – Saxon huskarl, usually Norse warriors in the service of Saxon kings as hirthmen. These were effective weapons which evolved from the battle axe and the bearded axe, but were eventually replaced by more specialized types such as the sparth axe (probably a development of this weapon – see Sparth Axe) the halberd, and the pollaxe (see Pollaxe).

NameSizeReachSpeedDefenseBase DamageAttack TypesPrimary Attack TypesArmor PierceGrappleHardnessHP
Axe, greatL4022-12CC0275

Large Mamluk battle axe, Egypt or Syria, 1505

A ‘great’ axe of a type found throughout Europe from the 7th – 17th Centuries.

Gothic Great Axe, Germany, late 15th C. This has a hammer on the back end and a pointed blade, so C/B/P primary attack types.

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