The Francisca, so named for its Frankish origins, was used by the Vikings both as a throwing weapon and for close-quarters combat. Its graceful lines are legendary but the upswept point and downturned edge were both capable of penetrating chain mail. Our Francisca axe crafted by Paul Chen at the Hanwei factory features a steel head with a fire-gray antiqued finish and a swelled-end hardwood shaft for secure head retention. The shaft is also backswept, as were the originals, providing greater sticking capability when thrown.
Please Note: As with any timber handled throwing axe it is likely that the handle can and will be broken when being thrown!
Edge Length: 3 1/2", 9cm
Handle Length: 18 1/4", 46cm
Weight: 1lb 3oz, 500 grams