Hirdsman Throwing Axe
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Epic Armoury Hirdsman Throwing Axe as a latex throwing weapon, inspired by the throwing axes of the early migration period. The fearsome Frankish tribesmen were known for breaking the lines of the Roman legions by throwing these heavy-headed axes, splitting the legionaries’ shields to devastating effect. Epic Armoury’s version has a heavy one-edged blade shaped to look like a mundane garden-variety chestnut-wood-grain decorate utility axe.
The Hirdsman Throwing Axe is a throwing weapon with a flexible core that gives it heft and makes it capable to be used as a proper throwing axe, which is made from durable closed cell foam and finished with a strong latex coating, you can feel confident that your LARP weapon will provide the safety and appeal you want when crafting your kit.
- Historically used by the fearsome Frankish tribesmen against the Roman legions
- Heavy-headed axes would be thrown against the Romans, splitting shields and breaking their lines
- First hafted axe was created about 6,000 B.C. using birch-tar and raw-hide lashings to fix the blade to its handle