This Carbon steel axe has extensions to accommodate a shovel form and is readily available with various supplementary supplies for different occasions—a trivial buy for those that routinely go camping or need backups just in case. Around the 10th-11th century, the Viking axe got immense popularity in the areas outside Scandinavia where Vikings' influence were quite strong during that time, and it was one of the most common weapons used by the ancient Norse warriors. The medieval Norsemen used two common types of the axe: the long axe and the hand axe. Axes from the early Viking era had cutting edges 3 to 6 inches long, while later on in the Viking age, the axes used became much more significant. Some broad axes, for example, had crescent-shaped edges 9 to 18 inches long!