A battle axe is an axe specifically designed for combat. Knights often fought with battle axes when they were on foot. The battle axe struck with force could apply significant injury to a knight in armor. The weapon was primarily used as a cutting weapon and capable of cutting off the limbs of an enemy in one stroke. The Hand Forged Medieval Silent Raider Battle Axe is constructed of stainless steel with a black finish and silver edging. The handle is constructed of wood that has been stained and treated with a polyurethane coating. This one handed axe can be used for display or the finishing accessory to a period costume or re-enactment. Included is a leather frog with steel rivets that slides onto a belt to keep your blade at your side.