Functional Medieval Battle Axe. A combat ready single handed axe with a hand forged carbon steel axe head and a sheesham wood shaft. Comes with a standard thick dulled edge, ready fore-enactment use. The Functional battle axe is one of man's oldest tools. These Medieval Axes of gravestone, bronze, iron and eventually steel were used as both tool and weapon. Many axes were used both to chop the branches of trees as well as the limbs of men. Each piece is completely functional, battle ready and will perform just as well as the originals.