The battle axe is a common term used to to describe one of the most widely
used weapons throughout history.
You will find the style and size and even names in historical documentation
may vary depending on history's timeline. Whether it be called a battle axe,
Viking axe, gothic axe, throwing axe.
One fact remains, a warrior could cause a lot of damage with a medieval axe.
Such havoc is described in the Norman chronicles of the famous Battle of
Hastings in 1066.
Although the hand axe was wieldable on horseback, its main use was with the
foot soldier who with nerve, good luck and skill could get at the side of a
horseman, down his mount and put him at a disadvantage.