The Throwing Axe could be used as a weapon in two ways. As a hand-held weapon it was a lethal force, capable of cleaving helms, mail and shields, while a volley of thrown axes could disrupt an opposing force and allow a breakthrough in a shield wall. Specifications: - Blade Length: 3 1/4" - Overall length: 17 1/2" - Weight: 1 lbs. 4 oz. - Thickness at Guard: .40"