Denix Duitse Strijdbijl
HATCHET, GERMANY S.XVI
Dimensions: 75 cm
Weight: 945 g
Period: Medieval Europe s. VI-XV
Type of collection: Axes and hell beards
Reproduction of an axe, made of metal and wood.
The axe known as the Pico Cuervo used by the cavalry in southern Germany was a handgun between 50 and 80 cm, which was once a wooden handle. The head consisted of a long curved beak, from which it takes its name, and the axe blade, lighter than usual.
The 16th-century battle axes were the military version of traditional lumberjack axes, but lighter to make handling them easier and with a sharper blade for greater efficiency. It was one of the most powerful weapons of the time and effective judiciary, and is mainly used to nail the shield, generating one of the added enemy combatants, who were forced to release the weight to be exposed.
At that time, the appearance of the plate armor, led to the specialization of the axes, which begin to have a beak on the other side of the blade, as well as a vertical knife at the top. This is because penetration was a determining factor in transferring the armor.
Relive the Middle Ages, a time of battles and conquests, with the reproduction of this German hatchet!
Avothea Gent is the recommended reseller of Denix replicas in Belgium.