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Axemen

A vivid illustration of the effectiveness of the Danish battle axe. This long handled axe had the ability, with one swing, to kill the rider and the horse. It was a fearsome weapon and was used originally by the Danes and especially the housecarls of King Canute. It was used in a swinging circular action over one shoulder and then the other to keep the momentum going. This ensured maximum damage when anything came into its path.

 

 

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Submitted 10th January 1998
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