An early form of Battle Axe used primarily by the Norsemen/Viking Culture. Developed in the early 9th/10th Century. The Axe Head had an unusual upward flange point or "L" shape. Tapered in a shorter bottom point, the axe head had a beveled sharpened tip. They were extremely sharp and primarily designed to cut through tough Leather Armor. The Axe Head could range from 8 to 15 inches long with a handle 2 to 3 feet. The Dane Axe was represented on The Bayeux Tapestry. The weapon would slowly begin to fade into disuse in favor of the development of the various Pole Arms.