The term Great Axe usually refers to a great two-handed Battle-axe.


Great Axes are often envisioned as Double Axes, much similar to ancient greek, minoic or lydian Labrys or Bipennis Axe-types.Historically however the overlarge versions of these double-bitted axes seem to have been ritual artifacts, possibly used for sacrifice or symbolic tokens.The common Double Axe originally was a forestry, a hewing axe.The historical Great Axe types such as the old norse Dane-Axe, Sparth axe or pale-axe and medieval irish and scottish Sparr Axe were one-bitted and up to 5 feet long.The indo-persian Parashu type-axes could be as long as 7 feet.

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