Axe models

The miner´s axe

The miner’s axe developed out of the type of axe used by miners in Central Europe since the Middle Ages, when out looking for ore, primarily copper and silver ore. Over time, the miner’s axe became a status symbol and a symbol of the mining profession.

This axe design was possibly brought to Sweden by German miners working in the Falu mine back in the 14th century, but it became more widespread during the 17th century. Miner’s axes generally have highly elegant engraving on the axe head.