Hand Forged Bearded Tomahawks & Axes

Bearded Hawks & Axes

A bearded axe, or Skeggöx refers to various axes, used as a tools and weapons, as early as the 6th century AD. It is most commonly associated with Viking Age Scandinavians. The lower portion of the axe bit is called the "beard" and the cutting edge of the bearded axe extends below the width of the butt to provide a wide cutting surface while keeping the overall weight of the axe low. The hook, or "beard" of the axe would have also been useful in battle, to hook onto things, such as shields or weapons, to pull them out of the defender's grasp.

Additionally this design allows the user to grip the haft directly behind the head for planing or shaving wood. Variations of this design are still in use by modern woodworkers and some foresters.

We make both clipped and pointed Bearded hawks in large and extra large sizes:

H & B Forge Clipped Bearded Full Cover Belt Sheath
Product ID : 360-104
H & B Forge Shipbuilder Belt Sheath
Product ID : 313-206
H & B Forge Shipbuilder Blade Cover
Product ID : 313-207
H & B Forge Bearded Clipped Hawk
Product ID : 360-103
H & B Forge Ship Builders Hawk
Product ID : 370-100
H & B Forge Pointed Bearded Hawk
Product ID : 360-203
H & B Forge Viking Hawk
Product ID : 370-300
H & B Forge XLG Bearded Hawk
Product ID : 360-304
H & B Forge Clipped Bearded Blade Cover
Product ID : 360-105
H & B Forge Pointed Bearded Blade Cover
Product ID : 360-205
H & B Forge Finished Small Handle
Product ID : 319-104
H & B Forge Pointed Bearded Full Cover Belt Sheath
Product ID : 360-204
H & B Forge Viking Blade Cover
Product ID : 370-301
H & B Forge Finished Large Handle
Product ID : 319-103

Allow Approximately 12-14 Weeks for Delivery . . . It's worth the wait!

Due to the fact that all of our hawks and knives are made individually and by hand, and only Jarrod is making them, we are not able to keep a supply of them on hand. For that reason your order may take as long as 14 weeks to be shipped to you. If you need it sooner we ask that you call us and speak to us personally. That way we can be aware of your timing needs and do our best to get it to you faster.
We appreciate your keeping us so busy!
Jarrod and Mary