Bearded Axe Head Type Pettersen's Type G. Hand Forged Steel. Viking Saxon Celtic
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Bearded Axe Head Type Pettersen's Type G. Hand Forged Steel. Viking Saxon Celtic:
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Bearded Axe Head - Pettersen's type G
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Length: 190mm (7.5 inches) - including socket
Height (Blade length): 130mm (5 inches)Weight: 870 gramsThis large and heavy axe head is styled like Type G from Patterson's axe typology. Item is hand forged steel and will rust if not coated or covered.EXTRACT - Seems to be a further development of the longer specimens of the A-type, but the shape is even more slender, the shaft hole lobes even more developed. The neck is slender, often faceted. The edge more outwardly curved, the part behind the shaft hole section not as broad. As a kind of transition from the earlier types, I count C1978 from Opphus, Vang, Hedemark, found with a sword of the D-type; the edge here begins to
be more developed, but this axehead is closer to the older forms. Of swords this type is found especially with the M type, also the H-type, K-type, and F type, I type (1 find), also one find (C 4115 ff. From Nordby, Fet, Akershus) with a noicemaker of decidedly younger type. Of spearheads the C and F-types.
The typological development, should it be correct, suggests that this type belongs to the last half of the 9th century, in its fully developed form, while examples like C1978 must be older. The find combinations also match with this, though the type can also be found in the 10th century. This is not surprising with such a simple type.
Combat Readiness Score: 9/10
Corners may need rounding and shaft required. Dull blade for re-enactment.
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