CosPlay & LARP

Viking Axe for CosPlay & LARP: Non-lethal Costume Bearded Axe made from Leather and Wood; Handcrafted, Hand-painted, w/ Woodburned Artwork

$111.60 $124.00

  • Details
    Perfect for LARP, Cosplay and events where actual weapons are not allowed, this Viking bearded axe is perfect for the Viking costuming enthusiast! Created by hand from a length of ash pole and 8-9 oz veg-tan leather, this costume accessory is convincingly painted and adorned with pyrographed artwork. Look the part of a threatening Viking raider in a completely non-lethal fashion! This axe is built to withstand the elements as well as constant handling, and with proper care is sure to last many a raid!

    The pictures are of previously created axes - your Viking Cosplay Axe will be created to your requests and specifications.

    • HANDCRAFTED with pyrographed artwork
    • FREE SHIPPING with insurance for Domestic U.S. orders
    • LEAD TIME: 3-4 weeks (from time of purchase to shipping day; timeframes can be affected by workload, holidays, etc. – please refer to the Shop Announcement for posted info on creation time frames, or inquire via messages if a specific due date is needed).
    • WOOD TYPES AVAILABLE: Ash (all woods are sealed with a satin lacquer)
    • ARTWORK AVAILABLE: 16 historically-inspired designs [Sample Chart included in Photos] Custom art requests are always welcomed!
    • MEASUREMENTS: 20x7x1.5 inches [LxWxH] (completed/assembled product)

    - Viking bearded axe created from a 1.125-inch diameter length of ash pole and heavy 8-9 oz. veg-tan leather. The ash handle is shaped to be slightly convex at the wrapped section, and the ends rounded and smoothed.
    - The axe head is folded around the top of the handle using a high-strength resin adhesive; a small layered card of kydex material is inserted between the layers and into a slot cut into the handle, to promote stability and rigidity of the leather. The result is a flexible, but not 'floppy', axe head. Detail and embossing as pictured is added when the head shape is initially cut out. Once the adhesive is fully cured, the axe head is sanded and given it's final shape; the 'blade' is rounded and the edges smoothed.
    - The axe head is painted by hand using a range of quality acrylics; several different layers of color within silver as well as ink washes for aging and wear. Lastly, a gilder's paste is used to highlight some of the raised detail.
    - The handle is adorned on two opposing sides with wood-burned artwork. This art is applied by hand, typically in line with the flat sides of the axe head, though different positioning can be requested. Customers may also submit/request their own artwork for the handle; please message me so that we may discuss the details.
    - Prior to wrapping the handle, the entire axe is sprayed with a satin lacquer to protect the painted and burned details. The handle is then wrapped with a heavy leather material over a layer of resin adhesive to ensure it always stays intact.
    - Total length of the axe is 20 inches; the axe head is 6.5-inches across by 5.5-inches tall.

    This axe is suitable for costume purposes only; it is not recommended for any serious form of mock combat where the possibility of clashing with another weapon or shield may take place.


    PLEASE NOTE: All of my items are crafted by me, in my home studio and workshop. I am a one-man show, with no ‘production partners’ to help mass-produce any item (though I will source pawns, etc. from quality reputable dealers). Be assured that when you buy an item from me, you are getting a distinctive creation from the original maker. Given the inherent nature of the handcrafted work, time frames for more complex creations, whether the complexity is the art, the build, or a combination of both, can be extensive. Please be patient; I communicate and update customers regularly with the status of their unique creation(s).
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    3-4 weeks

    Estimated shipping times

    • North America : 3 - 5 business days

    I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Wholesale availability

    Due to the nature of the majority of my work, and the typical amount of business that comes through my shop, wholesale items are not available.

    Custom and personalized orders

    Please contact me before placing an order should you desire customizations not outlined or offered in any particular listing.

    Holiday ordering

    During the Christmas holiday season, I can quickly become VERY busy; typically putting in 12 hour days in order to make holiday shipping deadlines.
    Please plan ahead - I begin taking Christmas orders in late August, but due to workload, I will close the shop to further made-to-order requests the first week of December. Ready to ship items remain listed and ship as stated in their listing.

    Shipping times

    In the case of any custom or Made To Order item, I try very hard to meet the listed production/ship time for the listed item. However, I am a one-man shop, and the handcrafted nature of the work, particularly during busy periods, can cause delays. If you require your item by a specific date, please inquire first. I do not rush the work, as I want each piece to be exceptional and worthy to the person purchasing it. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and of course, your patronage!