During the Viking age, axes like this one were used by craftsmen and carpenters, and for many of the required daily tasks around the homestead. The story of Tyrker came to mind when this axe was held for the first time - he was the foster father of Leif Eriksson, accompanying Leif on his voyage to Vinland. It was said that Tyrker was a master of many crafts including woodworking and building. A talented figure like himself would certainly have valued the usefulness and versatility of this axe.
Snikkar is based on Petersen Type D axe finds from throughout Scandinavia and England. The weight and shape of this axe make it well suited to a variety of tasks like splitting kindling and felling small trees. This axe is an absolute must for every living historian out there. You will be amazed at how useful it is and will want to keep it close at hand.