This style of axe, also called a Francesca, can be traced back to numerous locations in early-period Great Britain and France. The upswept profile alters the balance and makes this axe rotate more quickly when thrown, making this a favorite in competitions because it allows the thrower to stand closer to the target. With most other throwing axes, the thrower gets a full rotation from between 15 and 17 feet, but this axe will give a full rotation from 11-12 feet. You can also hold it backwards (with the edge facing towards you), stand at the 10-foot line and lean way over, and stick it in the target with a half-rotation. Made from tough 410 stainless steel with a HRC of 38-45.
If you're using this axe for throwing, you should pick up some spare handles. The replacement handle for this axe is the oval style. Axe comes sharpened.
We now carry high-quality leather sheathes custom-designed for this axe.Here are the measurements for this axe:
Axe Length: 18 inches
Axe Edge Length: 4 inches
Axe Head Width: 5.5 inches
Axe Head Thickness: 0.25 inches
Axe Weight: 23 ounces
Handle Circumference: 3 inches