The axe was a formidable sidearm of the medieval knight, especially during the crusades. This stout weapon features a large,?expertly sharpened blade, which is pierced with a large cross. The blade has been riveted to the hardwood shaft and has langets for extra support. The grip has been smoothed and wrapped with smooth black leather. All metal parts have been blackened, including the hanging rings at the bottom. Made by the master smiths of Windlass Steelcrafts. Comes complete with a leather axe head cover.