Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Beautiful axe.Well worth the trip to the site for further reading and more pictures of this axe. http://www.neemantools.com/en/products/axes/baltic-viking-s-axe-braveheart
Too small and light to split a shield. It would be a good skull splitter. tucked in the belt, next to your dirk.---Ray
Huskarls. You'd need to call in the huskarls.