Viking products began with a passion for cooking. Like many great innovations, Viking appliances were created from necessity. Frustration with the lack of commercial function and features in home ovens and stoves was the inspiration for the next generation of performance driven appliances.
A wide variety of axe head shapes were used in the Viking age. The sketch to the right shows three different 11 th century axe heads, while the photo to the left shows three earlier axe heads.. In the early part of the Viking era, the cutting edge was generally 7 to 15cm (3-6in) long, while later in the Viking age, axes became much larger.